The Art House presents

SpeakUP: Poetic Justice

21 Nov 2019 Showing at The Art House Studio

Info Cast & Creatives Gallery


Presented by The Art House and Lead By Story

SpeakUP: Poetic Justice has activated the Central Coast and surrounding regions through pop-up spoken word performances and workshops over the last two months.

This is the dynamic finale event featuring one of Australia’s leading poets, Joel McKerrow.

Spoken word empowers the voices of those who traditionally may not have a platform to speak from, and fosters cohesive, diverse community by exposing mixed audience groups to a broad number of stories and perspectives evoking empathy, curiosity and awareness. Spoken word poetry is a powerful medium to safely and constructively explore 'dangerous' ideas and foster dialogue about issues of justice, equity and social change.

This project will deliver high quality performances of a national standard while, empowering local voices to join a creative conversation about the most pressing issues we face today.

Join us before the performance for a pop-up bar, live music, and the She The Change fair fashion expo.


Cast & Creatives


Local poets/artists

Joel McKerrow

She The Change Pop-Up Fair Fashion Expo


Will Small (Lead By Story)

Will Small is a unique and sought after performance poet, writer and speaker. He has performed his work in schools, youth centres, prisons, bars, bookshops, backyards, churches, libraries, and other venues across Australia. Will is also the founder and director of the creative communications service Lead by Story, helping organisations and individuals to communicate effectively from the powerful platform of story

Joel McKerrow

Joel McKerrow is an award winning writer, speaker, educator, creativity specialist and, having performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world, is one of Australia’s most successful, internationally touring, performance poets. Based out of Melbourne, Australia he is the Artist Ambassador for the aid and development organisation ‘TEAR Australia’ and was the co-founder of community arts organisation, 'The Centre for Poetics and Justice' (2010-2013). Joel was the third ever Australian representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam Championships in the USA (2012), is a TEDx speaker/performer, a successful play-wright and is a co-founder/host of the The Deep Place: On Creativity and Spirituality Podcast. 

She The Change

She The Change is a collective of girls & women making the world a better place. Stories, community + impact are at the heart of what we do! In doing so we have created a community for women who are (or aspiring to) make a difference. We bring together women just like YOU through inspirational events, workshops + campaigns both online and in the real world. We connect, equip + mobilise women to make a difference in their own world, local community + beyond!



The Art House Studio


Thu 21 Nov 2019 - 7:30PM

Important Information

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes with interval


Adult: $25.00
Concession: $15.00
Student: $15.00

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