Thursday 15 November, 12.30–1.30pm | Free | Registrations essential | Visions Theatre
Scott Rankin is an award-winning writer, director, cultural activist and founder of Big hART, a charity which uses the arts to bring about social justice.
An advocate for the disadvantaged, Rankin leads a passionate team that works with communities across the country to bring Australia’s most invisible stories to light.
He believes that cultural rights are as essential as health and education, and all Australians should be encouraged to contribute their stories to the national narrative.
'The neglect of cultural rights can have a catastrophic effect ... in invisible or indentured communities. What is frequently missed is the intrinsic value of these communities, the assets they can contribute, if we listen. The way they can resemble the canary in the coalmine warning us all of our future', he says.
Tasmanian Australian of the Year in 2018, Rankin reveals how Big hART’s long-term collaborations with communities have developed compelling projects and performances with positive social outcomes.
Presented by the National Museum of Australia in conjunction with the Australian National University and Big hART