Event :: Day of Demonstration

We would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal people of the Bibbulmun nation as the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and honour all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of this nation.

Day of Demonstration

Join us for a day-long immersive experience with artists and changemakers demonstrating how arts and creativity is transforming lives and building stronger, more connected communities.

Nov 06 2020

Creatives – Thinkers – Social Change leaders – Craftivism

Harnessing the power of art to create change.

In these uncertain times, one thing we can be sure of is the power of arts and creativity to heal, inspire, connect, empower and drive social change.

Join us for a day-long immersive experience with artists and change makers demonstrating how arts and creativity are transforming lives and building stronger, more connected communities.

Day of Demonstration will be held in person at Edith Cowan University Joondalup as well as a live stream of the event available online. 

Day of Demonstration has been developed in partnership with the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance, City of Joondalup, Creative Recovery Network and Arts Front.

Supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Edith Cowan University Joondalup

Friday, 6th November, 2020

9:30am - 10:00am

Day of Demonstration will be launched with a Welcome to Country by Geri Hayden

Ron Bradfield will be our MC for this mornings session and will also run through an introduction following the welcome.

10:00am - 11:00am

Cracking the ancient codes.
Presenters: Len Collard (Moodjar Consultancy) and Monica Kane (CAN)
MC: Ron Bradfield

In this interactive session, Len Collard will share his life work in Place Names and demonstrate how his collaboration with Community Arts Network is helping communities to reclaim their birthright – language. Learn more about Len's work with CAN here. 

Want to engage further with Noongar Place Names?

Check out these links. 

Noongar Boodja documentary: https://vimeo.com/272709391

Kep Gabi podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/56wmKgDIZtiXfUC1MeKHUp?si=-gciZw2kTfydk8WBhX6aeA

Len’s Who Are You interview – ABC: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/perth/who-are-you---len-collard/8681068

Year of Indigenous languages plenary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjzbSKGcJR8

Ode of Remembrance: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=224152909011736

Understanding Noongar land presentation at the State Library: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GQg5QyDi3I

Landgate list of Suburb names: https://d1y4ma8ribhabl.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Perth-suburbs-aboriginal-names.pdf

Place names video on ABC Behind the News: https://www.abc.net.au/btn/classroom/indigenous-place-names/11164046?jwsource=cl

Bruce Pascoe Place Names on ABC: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=243395179909987

Triple J story about Aboriginal names: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/triplej-breakfast/first-nations-place-names/12661124

11:00am - 1:00pm

Artists: Geri Hayden, Marcelle Riley and Yolande Yarran

11:00am - 1:00pm

Artists: Natalie Scholtz, Kate Leslie, Mandy White and Mathew Clark

11:00am - 1:00pm

Boorloo Justice Group

Artists: Anesu Mtowa, Jamie Simcock and Cole Baxter

11:15am - 12:30pm

Join our virtual workshop and learn how to sing a Lullaby in Noongar - one of the oldest languages on the planet. 

Charmaine Councillor and Phil Bartlett will teach you to sing Rosie's Song. 
Here are the lyrics to help follow along.  

Rosie's song has been taken from Nganyang Nyit Maawit – Noongar Lullabies from Mandurah. 

Learn more about the program here.

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Presenter: Scotia Monkivitch (CRN)
MC: Shelagh Magadza

Many sectors working in response and front line activation with communities, have well established practice methods, professional training, peer debriefing or mentoring to sustain the well-being of practitioners. No such structured approach exists in the community arts and cultural development (CACD) sector, despite similar working conditions. CRN and CAN have partnered on impact based research in this two year Pilot Project to address this gap.

Be amongst the first to hear the outcomes from lead researcher Scotia Monkivitch.

Learn more about the session through these links:




2:00pm - 4:00pm

Artists: Geri Hayden, Marcelle Riley and Yolande Yarran

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Artists: Osama Mah and Jessie Cheng

2:00pm - 3:45pm

As part of its Arts Front 2030 project, the team from Feral Arts will lead a three-part, 90-minute session to explore the purpose of the current Parliamentary Inquiry into the arts. Why has it been established and why now? How will the findings be used? How many submissions would need to be received for the Inquiry to be considered legitimate? How can/should we respond?

4:00pm - 5:00pm

A framework for change through the arts
Presenter: Shaheen Hughes & Emma Gibbens (MFT)
MC: June Moorhouse (CAN)

MFT is a museum with no walls, a creative cultural think tank founded to promote a society where everyone can live peacefully with each other, free from racial and religious prejudice and discrimination.

‘Through our conversations, we promote unity in society and work to dismantle racism, intolerance and hate through art, history, technology and values-based education. Our mission to create a more empathetic society is increasingly important in a world impacted by Covid-19 and global racial unrest.’

In this session MFT will celebrate the conclusion of their 30-week human rights x human responsibilities campaign and discuss the importance of this week’s human right: that everyone has duties to the community in which they live, to uphold their human rights and the rights of others. How can the arts collectively raise awareness and steward our fundamental human rights? What is our responsibility as artists, to ourselves and to each other and to the communities in which we operate?

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5:00pm - 5:30pm

Artists: Zoe Street, Alex Desebrock, Elizabeth Pedler and Shenali Perara

Interact with some of the FLOCK team as they observe, reflect and participate in the day to develop a creative response to our Day of Demonstration.

You will be invited to reflect on the day and co-create through thinking together, writing and drawing. It will be a journey of listening, gathering, and exchanging your responses, to craft a creative celebration that will be shared at the end of the day.


There will be clear signage at multiple points in the venue to help participants to navigate the event independently.

Wheelchair access

ECU’s Access and Mobility maps provide important community information that enable people with access and mobility issues to make more informed choices about their selection of safe and accessible routes on campus.

ECU Access and Mobility Map

AUSLAN Interpreter Services

AUSLAN interpreters will be available at this event. We will ensure audiences requiring this service are seated in the section closest to the interpreter to ensure good sightlines.

Live captioning

If you are unable to make it to the event, you can access the event online with live captioning available.

Accessible material

We will provide large print materials to support people with visual impairments to access written information.

Getting to the event

The Day of Demonstration will be held at the Joondalup ECU Campus.

270 Joondalup Dr, Joondalup WA 6027

Public Transport

The nearest station is Joondalup, on the Perth-Joondalup line. The Joondalup station is an eight minute walk from campus.

Transperth operates a free CAT bus service from Joondalup train station to ECU.

Yellow Cat: Get off at Stop 2 ECU library

Red CAT: Get off at Stop 3 University Drive.

CAT timetable 


Visitor parking is available directly next to the venue in ECU Carpark 14. Please ensure you purchase a parking ticket. Parking is charged at $1.50 per hour.

Venue information

Building 21 - School of Nursing and Midwifery

Registrations and the Change Makers plenary sessions will be held on level 1 of Building 21. There will be wayfinders to guide visitors to the building once they’re on campus.

Building 20 - Edith Cowan House

Located just across the Pines from Building 21, Edith Cowan House and the surrounding lakeside area will hold the Creative Space for Day of Demonstration.


Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available all day with a catered lunch box provided at lunch. Please specify your dietary requirements during the registration process.

Creatives – Thinkers – Social Change leaders – Craftivism

Harnessing the power of art to create change.

The Day of Demonstration provides a unique platform to connect ideas and action with the opportunity to make and share.

Download a PDF of the program here.

The Change Makers
Keynote speakers and presentations from arts workers, artists and academics whose work is at the front line of social change or who are delivering new standards for future practice in the arts.

8:30am | Registration & refreshments

9:30am | Welcome to Country (MC Ron Bradfield)

10:00am-11.00am | Noongar Place Names | Len Collard (Moodjar Consultancy) and Monica Kane (CAN) - MC Ron Bradfield

12:30pm | Lunch

1:00pm- 2:00pm | Sustainable practice for artists | Scotia Monkivitch (Creative Recovery Network) and Dr Shona Erskine - MC Shelagh Magadza

4:00pm - 5:00pm | Human Rights X Human Responsibilities | Shaheen Hughes (MFT) - MC June Moorhouse

5:00pm - 5:30pm | Bringing in the threads | Zoe Street, Alex Desebrock, Elisabeth Pedler & Shenali Perera

5:30pm | Drinks

Creative Hub
A contemplative creative space where you can watch, join in, or simply listen to the artists as they share their stories and experiences.

11:00am – 1:00pm | Noongar doll making | Yolande Yarran, Marcelle Riley & Geri Hayden

11:00am - 1:00pm | As We Are | Natalie Scholtz, Kate Leslie, Amanda White and Mathew Clark

11:00am - 1:00pm | I am so angry I made a sign | Anesu Mtowa, Jamie Simcock and Cole Baxter (Boorloo Justice Collective)

12.30pm | Lunch

2:00pm - 4:00pm | Noongar doll making | Yolande Yarran, Marcelle Riley & Geri Hayden

2:00pm - 4:00pm | Calligraphy | Jessie Chen & Osama Mah

5:30pm | Drinks

Online space

9:30am - 11:00am | Livestream | Noongar Place Names

11:00 - 12:30pm | Lullabies online workshop | Charmaine Councillor and Phil Bartlett

1:00pm - 2:00pm | Livestream | Sustainable practice for artists

2:00pm - 3:45pm | Online workshop to be announced

4:00pm - 5:30pm | Livestream | Human Rights X Human Responsibilities