Justice Artist Residency 2021 Launch
On Tuesday 19 October the Justice Artist in Residency Project was launched in Francis Street Laneway, Adelaide. The Exhibition was opened by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Mary Couros in front of USC Year 10 students (involved in the project), Dr Daniel Connell, Artist, representatives from the Adelaide City Council, Lynne Moten, Service Learning Consultant, Anita Zocchi, Principal, staff and parents.
About the Project
A group of Year 10 students from USC have created seven panels to raise awareness around homelessness, enabling greater dialogue surrounding homelessness in the city of Adelaide. The students developed an understanding of the complex issues caused by homelessness through working with Lynne Moten and hearing from the guest speaker, Rowina from the Hutt Street Centre. Students were guided by Artist in Residence, Daniel Connell in realizing their artistic vision. The panels follow a storybook narrative of two rabbits through the course of a day one homeless and one with a home. This idea delivers the simple message of empathy that we are all humans using the analogy that ‘we are all rabbits.’
This project was made possible by a Community Development Grant from the City of Adelaide. Our aim as a school is to foster an understanding of how students can make a difference to serve and assist our marginalised groups, to promote lifelong learning and to kick start students’ volunteer contributions. The artwork will be on display in the Francis Street Laneway, off Rundle Mall, during October to the end of February 2022.