Local Adelaide residents are invited to get involved in defending and protecting human rights both at home and around the world this August, as ARTillery Adelaide presents 30 Rules to Live By as part of the 2014 South Australian Living Artist (SALA) Festival.
30 Rules To Live By will be a unique exhibition that sees Adelaide’s Amnesty International Action Centre on Grote St transform into a gallery as local artists use their work to explore the essence of humanity and advocacy, through the lens of human rights.
Set to launch on 1 August, the exhibition aims to visually showcase the 30 Articles of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights through the work of local artists.
ARTillery Coordinator Rachel Kucera hopes the interactive and informative exhibition can raise awareness of critical international human rights issues.
“We have invited 30 local artists to participate this year to align with the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is the foundation for Amnesty International’s work. We hope to bring a diverse exhibition that highlights the Declaration’s core tenets of humanity that belong equally to every person, or as we like to call them- 30 Rules To Live By.
“The exhibition will showcase works from an array of mediums including works on paper, canvas, sculpture and film. Pieces will be for sale with 100% of the proceeds going back to local artists,” she said.
ARTillery Adelaide is a group of young volunteers drawn together by their passion for action in the battle for human rights, inspired by their love of the arts. The new-look team is a mix of old and new members, each with their own skills and experiences, their own ideas and dreams but with a single goal – to make a difference in a way that is fun and creative for all. They interact with the local Adelaide community to shed light on larger national and international human rights issues. Born in Perth in 2008, ARTillery has become a national initiative as part of Amnesty International Australia (AIA) and all of their work is based on AIA campaigns.
Location: Amnesty Action Centre, Lower Ground Floor, 14 Grote St, Adelaide 5000
Run Dates & Times: 1 – 24 August 2014 Monday – Friday: 10am-4pm, Tuesdays: 10am-7pm, First and Last Weekends only (Aug 2-3, Aug 23-24) 10am-4pm