Social Justice Art
6 August 2020 - 16 August 2020
Artist(s): Lucas Jett Scalise, Chloe Condon, Leticia Shroff, Amia Dattani, Ashlin Lyons.
Social Justice Art program was established in 2019 at Incinerator Gallery. The vision was to capture the important voices of young people on issues that mattered most to them; using Art as the catalyst to provoke thought, capture their ideas and voices, and ignite social change.
However, 2020 saw the arrival of Coronavirus. The gallery and its programs temporarily closed, and the virus brought our collective lives to a standstill as we went into isolation and lockdown.
The big feelings people have experienced and the issues that have risen during this time need to be explored and unpacked. This is true for all of us, but even more so for young people as we try to find a ‘new normal’ and process our experiences. A platform is needed for young people to express their feelings and have their voices, concerns and thoughts heard on how Coronavirus has impacted them. With its power to transform, illuminate, educate, inspire and motivate the visual arts is an exceptional vehicle to drive this important conversation.
The exhibition was open to all young people of Moonee Valley, from Prep to Year 12 and is a time capsule of young people’s experiences and perceptions through the pandemic. It provides a glimpse into the concerns of young people and how this time has affected them. Please enjoy and let us know what you think on social media. View the exhibition here.