The most effective way to affect positive change is to amplify underrepresented voices. Tal has collaborated with Democracy in Colour, Minus18, The Pacific Climate Warriors, and Youth Affairs Council Victoria to create four textile banners, each one transmitting an important message from their organisation.
The purpose of power is to give it away. Tal’s banners function as a call to action: support the work, support the organisations that helped create it, pay your power forward.
Tal will be releasing one banner a day between 27 – 31 May.
Tal Fitzpatrick is an artist, researcher, craftivist and community development worker based in Melbourne. Tal holds a PhD in Visual Art from the Victorian College of the Arts (2018) and a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours from Griffith University (2010). Driven by the power of craft to solicit the sharing of stories, Tal’s textile based, socially-engaged art making practice looks to drive positive change by engaging diverse groups of people in complex conversations.
Signs For Our Times has been supported by Creative Victoria and City of Melbourne