"Amid the gradual deterioration of personal quality accompanied with the rising number of social conflicts in this city, the so-called ‘paradise’ by Hong Kongers has already vanished and become a sole memory to us." Protest artist Anita Lai shows us that in a city where only 0.03 percent of the electorate will be able to vote for the next incoming leader, art speaks louder than words.
"I think for me the purpose of art is not only to reveal our own truths, but to do it in a way that helps others find something in theirs." Creative and disability advocate Emily Dash tackles the themes of identity and public perception in PACT Salon 2: Skeletons and Self-Portraits.
"All over the world we have this caricature of the docile Muslim woman who doesn't really fight for herself and who is subordinated by her husband, but I want to show these women in a very different light. They wear hijabs, they’re very much rooted in their faith and they're also badass organisers." Chaumtoli Huq, the producer of Sramik Awaaz: Workers' Voices, explains why we need to listen to these Bangladeshi garment workers.
"Almost all major circus and cabaret shows in Australia are geared towards a white heterosexual cis male audience because guess who produces these shows?" Alexandra Mantoura's HEAR OUR VOICE is a photographic campaign demanding representation for creatives in Sydney.