Artists Engaging Communities
As public participation in the arts evolves, contemporary practices are emerging that challenge how art takes its place within the cultural framework of our society. So how do contemporary artists invite local people into innovative spaces of collaborative making and experimentation that speak to the realities of where we live?
OSCA Artistic Director Paul Gazzola has invited the South Australian artists, Laura Wills, Emma Beech and Henry J Walker to talk about their innovative practices that explore the interplay between a site, local stories, found materials and historical relationships. This event will provide an opportunity to hear and discuss how new models of civic and socially based art engagement can foster valuable spaces of enduring community engagement.
Emma started making shows for her mum in her bedroom when she was 6, and won the local Rotary Public Speaking competition when she was 13. She ran off to the big smoke from her small town to train as an actress, but found th...
Laura Wills is a visual artist based in Adelaide, Australia. With a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design from Adelaide Center of the Arts (2003) she practices a diverse...
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