The Year 7 / 8 students in our Changemaker Program enjoyed a special presentation, which included storytelling and a hands-on art-making activity.
The Cage at BK was decorated with a series of large-scale murals created by a group of artists in collaboration with the Beehive Design Collective. The workshop centred on one mural entitled, ‘The Cost of Coal.’ This artwork included a visual timeline that described the impact of colonisation, industrialisation and climate change on our environment. Students were invited to identify and comment on animals or scenes within the mural and describe what they thought the imagery meant.
Students (and teachers) were particularly excited when presenter Darius finished with a rap that described the events depicted in the mural.
The Beehive Collective is a volunteer-driven, non-profit Arts Organization and they are doing incredible work on their tour here in Australia and the workshop was a great opportunity for our Changemakers to witness the power of art and activism.