Artists’ Talk: Popular Culture, Art And Community Cultural Development, Footscray, November 2006

Footscray Community Arts Centre

This informal event was presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre in partnership with Cultural Development Network. Artist and ccd practitioner Tom Cho led a lively discussion enjoyed by audience members of mostly artists, and others, including education professionals, academics, local government youth and arts workers ensued. Topics considered included:
‘What attention should artists pay to popular icons, idols, styles and fashions?’
‘Should CCD practice challenge popular culture and therefore exist outside of it?’
‘Can engagement with popular culture be a way into involving communities in the creative?’
‘Could that engagement lead to more subversive and broad based arts practice?’