07/12/19

'We have never needed permission nor finances to make art.'

'We are the

re-humanisers. '

'In rebellion, let wild your pain in creation of art, not war. '

Make art, not war.

This feels like a time of destruction. 

A time of uncontrollable, unfathomable pain.

But isn’t that where we thrive?

 

I myself am preachingly 'anti-tortured artist' however when we are presented with such raging fires, what more to do but respond in the best way we know how.  Dance in the flames.

 

Never before has art been so vital to the future of humanity. 

 

We are connectors. 

We are re-humanisers.

We are community builders.

We are healers.

We are the conversation creators.

We are the value constructors.

We are the ones who speak the truth,

with the voice worth listening to.

And we have never needed permission nor finances to express.

 

I urge you to dismiss this act of dehumanisation. And in rebellion, let wild your pain in creation of art, not war. 

This article was written by Kaiya Jones (Actor, Filmmaker, Creative Human) in response to the Scott Morrison Government's axing of the Department of Arts.

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