Hosted by Meridian, Consent on the Street will explore the nuances of consent communication and street art as a communication platform. The expert panel will discuss models of consent, nightlife and street-life safety, as well as the value of street art as a medium to depict the nuances of a complex topic through a form of free communication to the broader community.
Catherine Carter (MC): Catherine is CEO of Local Government Professionals Australia and Founder and Director of Salon Canberra where she maintains a focus on urban environments, place making, city building, stakeholder engagement, new forms of collaboration and diversity.
Ronan Moss – Ronan Moss is a director at COX Architecture and has been a practising architect for over 15 years. He has worked on projects both locally, nationally and internationally. His work has ranged from residential, mixed use, education, sports, conservation and cultural. Ronan is also a practising artist and has contributed widely to actively participating in artistic interventions in cities throughout Australia and abroad.
Yiannis Nikodellis - also known by the artist name ‘elthrowup’, is a queer illustrator living and working on Ngunnawal country. He is heavily influenced by visual expressions of sexuality and gender and loves to explore the different ways these things can be represented through art and character designs to tell a story.
Eleni Gabrielides – Eleni is Meridian’s Health Promotion Officer, and sexology student. Her passion lies in sexual safety, consent, and smashing stigma.
The event will be recorded graphically by Arran McKenna, who's work will be displayed for the duration of Surface Festival at the Meridian offices.
Consent on the Street is one of many events occurring during Surface Festival, a celebration of urban art in the ACT. For more information about Surface Festival, visit: https://www.surfacefest.com.au/