In a social and cultural world that has multiple, simultaneous complexities, what role might a socially engaged artist play in confronting these challenges, and what obstacles might they have to negotiate? On Saturday the 19th of February at 11am The Cad Factory will be streaming the first public event from the CASE Incubator program ‘New Work Ahead: No Lines Marked’ live from Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.

Digitally join the Cad Factory’s Artistic Director Vic McEwan and artists Harriet Body, Sarah Penicka-Smith, Diane Busuttil and Sunita Bala to share their thinking around socially engaged arts practice and the complexity and challenges faced by placing yourself in situations where there are no lines marked along your creative road.

This is the first event in a series of public programs developed from the Cad Factory’s Contemporary Art Socially Engaged (CASE) Incubator program. Over 2022-23, eight artists with experience in socially engaged arts practice will undertake professional development with the aim of providing resources to assist other artists, organisations and communities that are negotiating ethical, professional, and artistic concerns of working in partnership with communities and non-arts sectors.

The panel will be discussing and workshopping ideas with the audience specifically in regard to topics such as; vulnerability, activism, undefined outcomes, high art vs community art, and finding a common language across disciplines.

The event will be streamed directly onto the Facebook event and to The Cad Factory’s Facebook page, follow The Cad Factory on Facebook and @thecadfactoryofficial on Instagram to stay up to date with future CASE Incubator programs and Cad Factory events.




Author: Lachlan Herd / Post: Ian Thomson / Feature Image: CASE Incubator 2022 Participants Sunita Bala, Harriet Body, Sarah Penicka-Smith & Diane Busuttil; CAD Factory 2021