ARTillery Youth Arts Festival

Dec 1 2010 19:00
Dec 10 2010 00:00

ARTillery Youth Arts Festival begins!

ARTillery is not your average youth festival. There’s no fairy floss, no overpriced rides, no officials giving a spiel about how youth are the ‘voice of tomorrow’. The festival is about young, local artists pushing the boundaries of their art forms to explore human rights issues.

After 2 years in Perth, the 2010 ARTillery Festival is going national, with events to be held between 1st – 10th December in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. For a full list of ARTillery Festival events, visit the webpage at or find us on facebook.

ARTillery is a volunteer run project of Amnesty International Australia that includes:

Launch Party! – 1st Dec, Fremantle. ARTillery Launch Party includes a forum on arts activism from 7 – 8pm (nibbles provided), followed by a showcase of artists from 8.30 – 11pm including CARL FOX, THE BIG OLD BEARS plus dancers, actors and spoken word artists using their art to promote human rights. Free entry at Little Creatures Loft.

Spoken Word – 5th Dec, Northbridge. Local poets from Perth’s COTTONMOUTH spoken word collective wax lyrical about the oppression of freedoms in Burma and SPARROW entertain between readings. Entry $10 on the door from 6pm at the William Street Bird.

Masterpeace – From 6th Dec, Vic Park. The Masterpeace art exhibition shows artists confronting human rights issues through different and challenging art mediums. Each artwork in this exhibition will be created in response the story of an unfairly imprisoned individual at risk, people whose right to freedom is currently being campaigned for by Amnesty International. Some fantastic local artists are involved, including Ali J and Jackson Eaton. The opening night is on 6th Dec at Manhattan’s Bar from 7pm.

‘Lapse’ 24 Hr Performance Experiment –7th Dec, Highgate.  Artists and performers from various disciplines are given 24 hours to spontaneously create and devise short artistic works that explore the great importance of human rights. Enjoy a balmy summers evening in a gorgeous outdoor theatre as these performers bring their creations to the stage. Tickets $20 from, doors open 7pm at bamBOO Mainstage behind Luxe Bar.

John Lennon Tribute Gig –10th Dec, North Perth. John Lennon was a hero to both musicians and human rights activists, that’s why we are holding an all-star John Lennon tribute gig. One-off Perth super-group, ‘The Lennonheads’ with members including Anthony Jackson (BIRDS OF TOKYO), Steve Parkin (BASEMENT BIRDS), Pat McLaughlin (SUGAR ARMY), Felicity Groom, Wil Stoker, Luke Dux (the FLOORS), Timothy Nelson, Shaun Sibbes (the SUN ORCHESTRA), and Novac Bull (BOOM! BAP POW!) will be performing Lennon’s iconic songs. This incredible gig will be supported by THE JOE KINGS, Hurricane Fighter Plane, and Kathryn Rollins and Owen Hopwood. Tickets are $20 from, doors open 8pm at The Rosemount Hotel.