TO BE OPENED BY CARRILLO GANTNER AO: THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 6-8PM
An exhibition of works on paper that reflects on the idea that working toward peace in our world is a much more challenging task than simply accepting that war is inevitable.
For over three decades Kelly’s work has been seen internationally as a voice reason in a combative world. It is work that forthrightly addresses peace and social concerns. Kelly proposes the idea that we can live better together than we currently do.
This exhibition underscores and acknowledges that human rights, social justice and reconciliation are extremely important and are part of the underpinning for the idea that peace is a far better option than war. Further, it takes a stance that art of conscience can contribute significantly to creating a more humane world.
William Kelly, former dean of the VCA, has dedicated his life to fighting war and injustice. Kelly has spent the past year as a Creative Fellow at the State Library of Victoria (2014-2015) and was concurrently awarded the Baldessin Press Printmaking Residency.
PANEL DISCUSSION: ‘Community Perspectives on Art and Peace’
chaired by Hugh de Kretser (CEO, Human Rights Law Centre),
with Juris Greste (family spokesperson for the release of journalist Peter Greste from gaol in Egypt),
Tracee Hutchison (CEO of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival)
and William Kelly (artist & activist).
WHEN: Tuesday 24 November, 6pm sharp
WHERE: MARS Gallery, 7 James Street, Windsor, VIC, 3181