Big hART will be screening highlights of their recent projects. They are another wonderful resident of 107 Redfern St who do some really amazing work.
Big hART is Australia’s leading arts and social change company; producing critically and publicly acclaimed performance, visual, and media art while being a powerful driver of solutions to complex social problems. Big hART works with communities to foster social inclusion and participation. These values underpin all of the company’s work.
At the heart of Big hART’s approach is a simple idea, ‘it’s harder to hurt someone if you know their story’. Today Big hART has worked in over 45 communities, alongside over 7500 individuals in urban, rural, regional and remote Australia.
Big hART projects tackle a wide range of serious issues, often engaging with the complex challenges of life for many of Australia’s most marginalised communities. Some issues tackled have included: unemployment, domestic violence in isolated communities; teenage mothers and early childhood education; prevention of gun related violence; young fathers in juvenile justice; Indigenous language loss; drug and alcohol misuse; homelessness; social inclusion; public housing; climate change and drought; depression; youth suicide, incarceration and racial justice. These issues are often framed as narratives of despair with no way out.
Big hART helps communities change the story, producing art that drives positive and measurable outcomes for individuals, communities and the nation.