Dr. Tal Fitzpatrick was born in Israel in 1988 and migrated to Australia in 1997. Tal holds a PhD in Visual Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is driven by the power of craft to solicit the sharing of stories. Tal’s socially engaged and textile based artwork looks to drive positive change by engaging diverse groups of people in complex conversations about significant social, political and environmental issues.
WHAT MESSAGE/FOOTPRINT DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE IN OUR WORLD?
My work as an artist, craftivist, researcher and educator is centred around the exploration of how art can be deployed in order to empower and engage individuals in the practice of everyday citizenship. The message I always look to instil is that change is possible and that we – as individuals who come together around a shared passion/goal – can make a difference.
UPCOMING JULY WORKSHOPS: THURSDAY 16 JULY AND FRIDAY 17 JULY: ONLINE
- Get inspired by Tal’s art practice and her passion to drive positive change by engaging diverse groups of people in complex conversations.
- Explore how we can use art to communicate and be part of the #climatestrike movement
- Participate to a mindful conversations and collaborative brainstorming about climate change
- Learn about the key elements for effective poster design: layout, composition, focal point and use of colours
- Create a beautiful banner with collage and mix media
- Share and discuss your banner and discover how to successfully share it through social media
- Critical thinking skills
- Design layout skills for effective communication.