Social Justice Art for Teens – September

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Welcome to Social Justice Art for Teens online – where the Incinerator Gallery comes to you.

Our artist educator Francine Sculli invites you to join along with these creative activities from the comfort of your own home. Please take a photo of your artworks, share your favourite social justice artist and artworks or ask your questions.

Join Incinerator Social Justice Art for Teens group on Facebook for inspiration and get connected with other young artists wanting to express their views. Use your art to raise awareness and make a difference.

Use the hashtag #IncineratorGallery so everyone can share and support each other, just as we do during the program at Incinerator Gallery.

Text Art: Words have power

In this video Francine shares with us how artists can powerfully use text in their artworks to bring awareness of social justice issues. These can shift understanding and perspectives that in turn can incite action.

After watching the video, download the Text Planning Sheets to assist you to plan your own social justice text artwork.

Language is an important part of society and how it meters out justice. It is wrapped up in the stories we tell ourselves about who we are and how we view the rest of the world. To become aware of injustice in our world, we must become aware of the words we use, how we use them and the meanings we assigned to them. In many ways, the way we use language is completely unconscious. Because our language use is mostly invisible, we sometimes continue to reinforce stereotypes, bias and norms that create barriers for others to try to overcome.

Language and Social Justice