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Creative Conversations: Social Interaction

  • Green Square Library 355 Botany Road Zetland, NSW, 2017 Australia (map)
Photo Copyright City of Sydney 2019

PACT’s resident artist Emily Dash leads a creative discussion about the culture of new communities. How similar or different is the culture of the emerging Green Square community?

Get involved in the conversation to explore successful communities around the world. Challenge perceptions and dream up innovative solutions.

Communities rely on social connections for economic success. Dr Felton Earl’s case study of Chicago neighbourhoods highlights collective efficacy as the standout factor for well-being.

Emily invites the panel to examine how the arts can foster social interaction and a sense of valuable contribution. Hear different perspectives, contribute to the pledge wall and chat with strangers who may also be your neighbours on the buddy bench.

Founder of Kafe As Poume, a multidisciplinary project, spanning free, public cafes, interactive installations, workshops, words and cuisine. As Kafe As Poume, Eleni produces projects that focus on cross-cultural and intergenerational participation.

Kara is a community services professional with 10 years experience. She is currently working as a Project Manager for Sunnyfield Disability Services. Kara has previously been successful in receiving creative arts grants for people with disabilities and integrating the Local Area Coordination Project (for the NDIS) within culturally diverse communities in South West Sydney. Kara is also currently studying her Masters of Management to further support innovation for people with a disability.

Eight young and emerging artists who collaborate as performers, musicians, technicians and devisers, evolving out of a shared interest in contemporary performance and a collaborative creative process.

Visual artists AKISIEW and Rosell Flatley who will facilitate an interactive art activity during the panel

An emerging writer and performer, Emily curated the PACT Salon 2: Skeletons and Self-Portraits exhibition. She is also Project Manager for Maitree House Productions and the NSW representative for the National Arts and Disability Strategy Project Steering Group.

Date: Wednesday 6 February, 8pm to 9pm
Venue: Green Square Library 355 Botany Road, Zetland
Cost: This is a free event. Bookings recommended as places are limited. Book here.

Auslan Interpretation is available
Green Square Library is wheelchair accessible.
Please contact PACT staff if you have any Accessibility requirements 9550 2744.


Creative Conversation – City Sounds led by Cheryn Frost, Wed 13 February
Creative Conversation – Neighbourliness led by Christie Woodhouse, Wed 20 February

Creative Conversations

PACT’s Resident Artists lead a conversation about the culture of new communities in this exciting, new initiative. Creative Conversations is a series of three artist led panels that address a topical issue facing the Green Square community. The three panels are:

Creative Conversations – Social interaction led by Emily Dash, Wed 6 February
Creative Conversations – City Sounds led by Cheryn Frost, Wed 13 February
Creative Conversations – Neighbourliness led by Christie Woodhouse, Wed 20 February

Creative Conversations is produced by the City of Sydney in collaboration with PACT. This program is proudly supported by the City of Sydney.

City of Sydney
Earlier Event: January 25
Artist Call Out
Later Event: February 13
Creative Conversations: City Sounds