defiant

 

Defiant is a multi-disciplinary public art project aiming to disrupt risk-taking behaviour in young people from Lismore and the surrounding areas. Participants are taking to the streets to create large scale photo/text paste-ups, zines, moving images and pop-up dance performances. A partnership with Lismore Regional Gallery, Defiant aims to use public art to combat ways of thinking that may be contributing to the devastating rates of suicide in the region.  Led by a team of established and local artists, young people use film, visual arts, photography, music and movement to share stories of their lived experiences, reclaim their voice and overcome feelings of powerlessness. The established artists leading the project learn how to apply a trauma informed practice, using our newly developed wellbeing framework and the third space approach to meet the needs of young people. The process of creating artworks is grounded in nurturing culture and identity, connecting young people with their communities as a way of building resilience and promoting positive patterns of relating. The overall aim of the project is to begin a conversation between the young people and their broader community, and in so doing creating a stronger support and recognition of their perspectives that ultimately leads to improved wellbeing outcomes for the young people.

 

 

 

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lismore