The final PACT Salon of 2017 presents a night of performance, theatre and art curated by Bjorn Stewart and Cope Street Collective. Tickets $10 online/$15 on the door.
“I always had a soft spot for the trouble makers, the misunderstood, the kid that everyone thought wouldn’t make it” – Teachers of Queensland. An Education Queensland poster used this year to stereotype Indigenous children as a prop to be rescued by the ‘white-saviour’. Cope ST figured our best response to this racial propaganda would be to explore that very stereotype; if they want a trouble-maker so bad, then they’ll get one. So, Cope ST would like to introduce the curated night of, ‘BAD: The trouble-makers, misunderstood, the kid that everyone thought wouldn’t make it’. Bjorn Stewart, Curator
Come along as PACT becomes a Pleasure Island for the forgotten, fringe-dwelling and outcasts. Live acts, music and dance showing the base of human desire, struggles and survival.
BAD will feature performers Katie Beckett, Colin Kinchela and Genny Stewart, DJ Emily Nicol and artist Emily Johnson. Full line up TBA.
About Cope Street Collective
Located in Redfern Sydney, Cope Street was and still is today the corner stone of Artist’s driven to making a difference in the Arts. From this humble street, Australia was exposed to the Black Theatre, established in 1972 in response to the emerging land rights movement.
As a response and acknowledgment COPE ST is an exciting and vibrant new generation of artists motivated to creating new and unique works ranging across theatre, film and multi-platform media.
Determined to give value in audience experience by entertaining and challenging the hearts and minds of Australians we are motivated to push the boundaries of image and identity.
Our mission is to creating works that relate and reflect the diversity in Australia that we are immersed in.