Adelaide Contemporary Experimental

Teen Protest Art Workshop: Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

Create your own protest posters and zines, and collaborate on a banner with other teens. Think colour, glitter, collage and more!

Workshops & Courses

Event Details


Workshops & Courses

Event Starts

Jul 9, 2022

Event Ends

Jul 9, 2022


Adelaide Contemporary Experimental


Lion Arts Factory, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Recommended age group: Teens aged 15-17*

Come along for a full-day workshop led by Aboriginal creatives Tikari Rigney, Jayda Wilson, Natalie Harkin and members of the Unbound Collective (Faye Rosas Blanch, Simone Ulalka Tur and Ali Gumillya Baker). As a NAIDOC week celebration, the workshop will be focused on learning about the history of Aboriginal protest art and how you can make your own voice heard through art.

Learn about the history of Aboriginal protest art, and how writing and art can be used as a voice for action from writer Natalie Harkin. Join artist Carly Tarkari Dodd in collaborating on a protest banner and zine-making extravaganza. Enjoy a lovely, complimentary catered lunch together. Then activate your artwork by holding your posters and banners proud as we walk to Pirltawardli (the First Aboriginal Mission in Adelaide and a place where all the early written records of Kaurna culture and language comes from). Make art for change, justice and fun!

Workshop Leader
Tikari Rigney is a non-binary (they/them) Kaurna, Narrunga and Ngarrindjeri visual artist and poet. Rigney is a First Nations Curator-in-Residence at ACE.

Writing Facilitator
Natalie Harkin (she/her) is a Narungga poet and artist. Her work surrounds her First Nations history and activism. She is passionate about First Nations rights and history. Learn more about Natalie here.

Artist Facilitator
Jayda Wilson (she/they) is a proud Gugada and Wirangu woman who is also of Thai decent. Jayda’s artistic practice addresses concepts of individuality within Aboriginality through notions of text, language, installation and sound.

Assisting Artists
Faye Rosas Blanch, Natalie Harkin, Simone Ulalka Tur and Ali Gumillya Baker. The four artists from Yidinyji/ Mbarbram, Yankunytjatjara, Narungga, Mirning nations explore First Nations protest and existence in post colonial Australia.Learn more bout Unbound Collective here.

Once you have received a ticket confirmation email we will send through consent, dietary and medical forms for parents/caregivers to fill out before the day of the workshop ( 9th of July). ACE must recieve these signed forms 1 week before event.

Please note: this workshop is for young adults / teens and it is encouraged that parents / caregivers arrange for participants to be dropped off and and picked up.

If you are interested in attending but are outside of the recommended age group, feel free to discuss by calling ACE on 08 8211 7505 or workshop leader Tikari on 0416 717 001.


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