Art can come in many shapes and formats, each of with their own intrinsic values and benefits which can help to convey an idea or greater social meaning to the audience. This weekend the Carnival of the Bold brings together a range of different artistic pursuits – whether that be cartoon, hip-hop, spoken word, writing, film or visual arts to bring important issues into the mainstream agenda and awaken greater public consciousness to create deeper engagement with social causes.
As carnival co-founder Zara Choy explained: “Artists bring interesting and unique perspectives to the mix, and engage audiences in new and different ways. Through Carnival of the Bold, together we can find new ideas and new narratives that will shape our world and future.”
Two very special guests will be at the event this week, the first being Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar, who has been criticised by the Malaysian police and authorities for his provocative cartoons that lampoon issues of high-level abuse of government power.
The second big guest is visual artist and filmmaker George Dittoes who has captured conflicts around the world for the past 45 years. Gittoes has twice been awarded the Blake Prize for Religious Art and in 2014, awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.
Other artists presenting and performing on the night include MC Trey, an Australian Fijian hip hop artist, Bindi Cole Chocka, an Indigenous visual artist and curator, Abdul Abdullah, an up and coming visual artist, and Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, a Spoken Word artist. (JA)
Jun 4. Seymour Centre, Cnr Cleveland St and City Rd, Chippendale. $20-$28. Tickets & info: seymourcentre.com