Jan 27, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Stories We Share: An Evening with TAB Family & Friends is an experimental creative project conceived as one of the programs for TAB Family’s debut Art & Community Exhibition – TAB Family: This is Family at Cool Change Contemporary.
Stories We Share brings together diverse cultural and art communities to share stories, knowledge and memories through art forms, learn histories and traditions through conversations, and create beautiful moments and experiences through safe spaces. The aim is to allow artists, both young and older, emerging and experienced, to feel loved, valued and worthy inside and outside their communities.
The artists and creatives in TAB Family share a similar passion for love, belonging, and acceptance in the world they find themselves in. When asked what family, friendship and community meant to them, the common passion was these three.
The significance of this chosen theme for the overall project is for art lovers and the wider community to understand how it impacts artists to navigate through life, explore their identities and collaborate with people to tell important stories through their art medium.
This event is set to leave you breathless and amazed. A collaborative effort of Perth local creatives, curated by Mohammed ‘Ayo’ Busari, facilitated & hosted by TAB Family & Friends and presented by The TOOL Event. Join TAB Family & Friends and experience a world of irresistible talents, skills and crafts.
Each month will feature a theme that will be explored via sound, images and words – conversations, workshops, performances, networking, plus music by TAB Family.
ABOUT TAB FAMILY
A creative arts collective and community led by African diaspora folk founded by Ayo Busari and friends. The innovative collective of creatives has solidified their spot in the history books as one of the most prominent creative talents to come out of Africa. The African youths are based in different parts of the world, including Nigeria, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. They have provided career-changing projects for themselves and their communities with their unique and inventive way of creating masterpieces and classic arts – music, literature, visual art, or performing arts. Together as an art community, sound system and creative collective, they have been able to curate moods in every space with their love for sounds, stories and art originating from Africa and the diaspora with influences across many borders.
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring a pen, a notebook, a bottle of water, snacks and any material you will be using to share your stories, i.e. poetry book, artwork, musical Instruments (Acoustic Only), illustrations, photography etc.
This event is free. Please RSVP via this link.
Please note that the Story Lounge does not have a bathroom but visitors can use the public toilets across Hay Street Mall at the Enex Building.
Story Lounge would not be possible without the Humich Group who donated the Hay Street Mall shopfront to activate the CBD for local writers and artists, as well as financial support from the City of Perth and Australia Council for the Arts.
Help us do more
We’re on a mission to create a diverse, inclusive, and cohesive society through the art of storytelling. Join us in supporting emerging artists and sharing powerful stories from across our community.