FREE WEBINAR 30 November 2022, 10am ACDT
Presented by the Arts Industry Council of South Australia, Alex Kelly and Jennifer Mills
Across the country, cultural organisations such as Darwin and Perth Festivals are ending their relationships with fossil fuel companies after sustained pressure from artists and advocates. With climate disruption increasingly part of our daily lives, there is an urgent need to reassess our links with the industries that are causing harm to our planet, and look at divestment, alternate funding options and genuine sustainability goals. How can artists use our skills to advocate for change, and how can the arts lead the way to climate justice?
Alex Kelly and Jennifer Mills will lead this important discussion, open to all South Australian artists, arts workers and arts and culture organisations.
About Alex Kelly
Alex Kelly (she/her) is an artist, organiser and filmmaker based on Dja Dja Wurrung Country. Alex is Producer of award-winning documentaries Island of the Hungry Ghosts and Impact Producer on In My Blood it Runs, creative producer on Ngapartji Ngapartji, and Global Impact & Distribution Producer on Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything. Alex’s current focus is the futuring practice The Things We Did Next, a collaborative hybrid of theatre, imagination and democracy.
About Jennifer Mills
Jennifer Mills is an author, editor and critic based on Kaurna Yerta who works at the intersection of art, labour and the climate crisis. Her latest novel, The Airways (2021), was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. In 2022 Mills is Artist in Residence at Vitalstatistix.