Decolonise and Moisturise
The phrase “self-care” has come to mean many different things over the last few years. For some, it is used in jest or as a social-media hashtag that justifies staying in and watching TV, buying an expensive face mask or eating dessert for dinner. But for generations of activists and marginalised groups, self-care is a tool for survival.
On Thursday January 24 and Thursday January 31, Melbourne Museum is hosting Decolonise and Moisturise, an immersive workshop on decolonising art practices and self-care that is led by writer, actor, social activist, comedian, artistic director and South African-Australian Candy Bowers.
This workshop has the aim of connecting participants through poetry and truthful exchange; involving practicing active listening techniques, reflective writing, meditation and having some (therapeutic) laughs along the way. All workshop attendees will have access to discounted Nocturnal tickets in February.
As part of Nocturnal x Midsumma, Candy Bowers has also curated a night of storytelling and spoken-word poetry in response the Mandela My Life exhibition, including seven voices from the realms of media, music, theatre and literature.
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