' participation and engagement' - why bother?
This issue asks the contributors to look at different layers of participation and engagement in CCD
with the aim to create an argument which articulates that we must be bothered to engage and to participate....
either as individuals and /or collectives.
why bother? because:
Cultural context is essential in facilitating appropriate and adequate engagement strategies.
why bother? because:
Collective Art-Making is about co-creating and understanding local context
why bother? because:
city/town/place vitality depends on people's interaction and engagement with place
why bother? because....
There is an implicit theme about barriers to participation but I think we must show the relevance to engage with all members of and types of communities rather than point to the barriers in themselves....
Artwork Issue 62 - 3D Symposium – Discuss – Document – Disseminate.
3D, a symposium of artists working with communities, to develop an overview of current practices and discuss issues of development: community; professional and creative.
Produced in collaboration with the National Editorial Committee and the 3D editorial team, this issue of artwork attempts to articulate and extend some of the discussions that took place, and the recommendations made during the 3D Symposium.
This issue begins with berni m janssen's article, which gives an overview of the Symposium which provides the context for this edition, a sense of where it and the contributions came from.
In this issue of Artwork the experiences and reflections of those artists involved in 3D and in ccd work in Victoria have been featured for a number of reasons; not least because the concerns of these artsworkers have been so well explored and articulated through the 3D Symposium model; and maybe they raise questions for us all.
The articles included identify certain issues of working in ccd which exist for many practitioners, artists, or artsworkers, whatever their practice.
Enjoy this issue of Artwork, and as happens with each edition, we have set up an online forum on ccd.net to continue the discussion about issues raised. If you've not seen or used the site yet, it would be well worth your while to get online and register as member to not only receive regular national ccd updates but also contribute to the ongoing discussions.
3D … AND OTHER DIMENSIONS …
berni m janssen explains the origins and outcomes of 3D, a Symposium for artists working with communities in Victoria.
ONLY THE PASSIONATE AND RESILIENT
Carey Lai documented the 3D Symposium, at which a group of eight diverse ccd practitioners came together over three days to discuss some of the issues at the heart of their practice.
WESTERN CULTURE : THE ART OF MELBOURNE'S WEST
A discussion of Melbourne's western suburbs' long history of public and community-based art-making by festival director Jason Cross and Footscray-based artist Scott Brook.
GREEN TURTLE DREAMING
Dr Robyn Rowland explores an award-winning cross-art exhibition which envisions a way forward in synthesising art and anthropology.
SOUNDING COMMUNITIES, WHO'S SPEAKING? WHO'S LISTENING?
Dr Ros Bandt examines creative ways of hearing communities from a sound artist's perspective and looks at some examples from her body of practice.
THE MAKERS MARK
Through the work and ideas of two experienced visual artists – Maria Filippow and Megan Evans – Julie Shiels illustrates some of the ways artists engage communities in art-making and examines some of the challenges.
MARKING THE LANDSCAPE
An interview with Melbourne artist Glen Romanis, by Alison Richards to gather insight into Glen's community based practice and aesthetic.
Rachel O'Reilly reflects on The ‘Cooking Stories' exhibition which focuses upon the importance of food in the life journeys of individuals from Melbourne's refugee communities.
CONTEMPORARY ART IN COMMUNITY BUILDING
Chi Vu describes interdisciplinary and intercultural arts practice in the Vietnamese community with important community outcomes.
THREE PROJECTS FOR CONTEMPLATION:
Hit the road explored the way local drug agencies respond to people in need.
Throwdown 7, a break dancing competition in the warehouse at Footscray Community Arts Centre.
‘margins, memories & markers' a collection of six public artworks in the City of Port Phillip.
To download the editorial click on the Pdf document below.
>Online Forums have been established on ccd.net to give the opportunity for Artwork readers to take issue with or support perspectives reflected in each edition. Go to Online Forums
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What do the terms Leadership and Activism mean in a current context? Interestingly, the arts and cultural sectors have become very active since the Ozco restructure proposal was announced in Dec 2004 but have they adopted a 'policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal'. Does ccd work always have elements of both leadership and activism? Is it inherent in the philosophy of ccd and how does this translate to action. This edition examines current leadership theory and practice and contextualises the activism occurring in relation to the Ozco restructure proposal by the sector.
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Contents of Issue 61
Editorial To quote or not to quote Lisa Philip-Harbutt
Trouble in Oz: Australia's Community Cultural Development Programs Threatened
Arlene Goldbard comments on community cultural development as it was in Australia. An international perspective on what we had, and what we may we be losing.
Ros Bower Award
Neal Price reflects of the origin and purpose of the Ros Bower award, and how things may change under a newly structured Australia Council.
Why We Need a Revolution Now
Phillip Adams' lament on Australia's growing conservatism and half won causes, and a rallying cry for social leaders and civic activists.
'Nothing about us without us' - Disability, Arts and Activism
Gareth Wreford outlines the role that Arts Access Australia has as an advocate for arts in the lives of people with disabilities and the general community.
Plans for Growth: A Retrospective
Community cultural development is about activism for change; shifting prejudices and strengthening communities explains Gemma Pepper.
WE ARE ALL BOAT PEOPLE A reproduction of artwork and images from the website We are all Boat People including information and stories about the work.
General Leadership and Private Doubts
Graham Pitts ruminates on leadership, activism and the recent Australia Council fracas.
Backbone Youth Arts' 2high Festival
Susan Kukucka looks at a unique mentorship model of Brisbane's 2high Festival which continues to support young women artists and artsworkers as arts leaders, activists and role models.
Leadership, Followship, and Fellowships in ccd
Eve Stafford explores leadership and virtuosity in community cultural development and lists some colleagues whose work we should celebrate.
Online Forums have been established on ccd.net to give the opportunity for Artwork readers to take issue with or support perspectives reflected in each edition. Go to Online Forums
Artwork 61 - Leadership and Activism - Jun 2005
What do the terms Leadership and Activism mean in a current context? Interestingly, the arts and cultural sectors have become very active since the Ozco restructure proposal was announced in Dec 2004 but have they adopted a 'policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal'. Does ccd work always have elements of both leadership and activism? Is it inherent in the philosophy of ccd and how does this translate to action. This edition examines current leadership theory and practice and contextualises the activism occurring in relation to the Ozco restructure proposal by the sector. . Click here to access this forum
ARTWORK 61 – POSTERS FORUM
In considering the images for this edition we contrasted the works of activist group 'We are all Boat People' with historical images from CAN SA archives of political posters. We have details for some of these images but we put out the call to readers for help to fill in the gaps in regard to these posters. If you were involved in the process, production or printing of any of these images or if you are interested in a discussion about the Australian political posters we have set up this online forum for you to share you thoughts stories or involvement with any of these works.
. Click here to access this forum
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