Amy Plant: Art, Social Inclusion, and the Sustainable Development Goals

Central Queensland University delegate Amy Plant is heading off to the ECOSOC HLPF in New York next week. Leading up to the summit Amy has written a fascinating article for the Good Word.

Amy Plant pictured at the Global Voices Canberra pre-departure briefings in May 

Amy Plant pictured at the Global Voices Canberra pre-departure briefings in May 

Amy works in Port Hedland for FORM, a NFP which utilises arts and culture programs to promote community development. The article combines Amy's experience at FORM with her research as part of the Global Voices Scholarship program. 

An extract for the article: 

Or, how do you measure what a young boy, no older than ten, was feeling as he sprinted across the Hedland Art Awards to tell me his grandmother had a painting in the exhibition? He asked me to read the artwork story, politely nodding and taking in the details. Later I watched him enthusiastically explain the painting in detail to his friend. The painting was by a senior Aboriginal artist from a Pilbara based art centre. Can we ever really capture what this experience meant and its impact on this young boy? To see his grandmother’s artwork and his culture displayed alongside dozens of other entries?

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