Posted by Jacqui Bonner | September 29, 2016
A festival of new works at MCA
Shopfront in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present a multi artform event showcasing the perspectives, images and stories of 500 young people from the St George Area from October 21-23, 2016.
Celebrating 40 years, Shopfront is a creative space where young people like alumni Hilary Bell (playwright), Andrew Upton (writer/artistic director), Paul Capsis (performer), Trevor Ashley (performer) and Martin Blacker (actor) have shaped their skills and learnt to express their creative selves through Shopfront’s youth led programs.
Inside//Outside: Youth Identity in a Brave New World comprises 5 new works, inviting the audience to take a journey of discovery through live performance, interactive installations, digital art, visual art and film into the thoughts, ideas and opinions of young people.
Southern Sydney and the St George region are home to people from a diverse range of backgrounds including many new, young migrants. Occurring during mental health month, the 5 new works by young people from the St George area have been developed to encompass the key themes of youth identity, disability, mental health, diversity and connection to the area in which we live and our communities.
The Youth Embassy – Engage with young people in this interactive live performance installation. Welcome to now, welcome to the future – discover how young people connect with the world around them.
Windows on St George – Celebrating the St George region…Who lives there? What happens there? Where even is it?! 200 young people from local school and community organisations tell the stories of this immensely diverse area and explore their connections to it through visual art, film and photography.
Welcome to My World – an interactive performance, posing questions about identity, beliefs, censorship, behaviour and rules, interspersed with dramatic representations and retellings of the myth of St George
It’s Like This – 6 short film works exploring emotion. Directed and performed by young people with disability.
Dignity of Risk – A work-in-progress performance by Shopfront’s Harness Ensemble across each day, exploring feelings about the right of people with disability to take risks when engaging in life experiences and creative endeavours. This full work will premiere in 2017.
MCA artist Nicole Barakat will work with young people to create pop-up installations that will change daily, engaging the public who walk by the MCA.
Event date and time:
Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd of October between 10am and 5pm
Ticket Price: FREE
Location: Ground Level, MCA Forecourt, on concrete side and inside the MCA on Levels 2 and 3.