Working With Communities: Artists in Conversation – Poppy van Oorde-Grainger

Warning: These videos may contain images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have passed away. The National Arts and Culture Alliance has been out and about talking to artists about their practice with communities in Australia. NACA caught up with 3 leading community and cultural development artists to see how they felt their sector was developing and where some changes might need to occur. Yanni Scott-Davis, Poppy van Oorde-Grainger and Shakthi Sivanathan, three dynamic and award winning Australian artists have taken some time out to share with you their thoughts. We asked each of the artists the following questions: Who inspires you in the world of creative community engagement and why? Tell us about the project that made you most proud… Tell us about a project where things have gone horribly wrong … What is the rant all your colleagues have heard a million times, about what’s wrong with the way our sector goes about its work? For you to continue in your work, and continue to push the creative and social approaches you take, what needs to happen? What do you feel are the three big questions that the sector needs to ask itself in order to grow? In conversation with Poppy Van Oorde-Grainger Poppy graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2002 and has since been working as a community cultural development artist in metropolitan, regional and remote Australia and overseas. She is skilled across a range of media including installation and photography and

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