Darwin Community Legal Service's 19th annual RIGHTS ON SHOW human rights art award and exhibition, will be held at the Chan Contemporary Art Space from Thursday December 5th to Thursday December 19th. Opening night, 5.30pm Wednesday 4th December 2013.
Collaborating with the Chan Contemporary Art Space for the first time, DCLS anticipates an exciting show with a great diversity of entries from around the Northern Territory.
With a prize pool of $2500, amateur and professional artists, individuals and groups submit a wide variety of entries on the human rights theme of the year.
The United Nations human rights theme for 2013 is quinoa.
The RIGHTS ON SHOW theme is
Quinoa: super food = super economy?
Quinoa is a grain-like crop touted as a super food that may help end world hunger, as it is extremely nutritious and hardy. However, there are many social justice concerns regarding the mass production of mono crops, as has been seen with coffee, corn, and acai berry during their sudden rise in popularity.
Artists have raised issues around mono crops, food security, availability of adequate diets - especially in remote communities, who chooses what crops are grown and why.
Opening Night is Wednesday 4 December 5.30 pm at The Chan Contemporary Art Space, with speakers, an award ceremony, live music and delicious catering.