‘One of the biggest problems we have is that artistic decision-making isn’t in the hands of children’
Art for young people is often marginalised, dismissed or even demonised in the wider culture. In this lively and passionate discussion at Arts House, part of the Melbourne Fringe XS program, our panellists discussed everything about art for young people – what it is, how it is discussed and evaluated, and why it matters.
Panellists: Adele Walsh, advocate and champion for youth literature and its intended teen audience; Gully Thompson, 13-year-old critic, and children’s theatre maker Sarah Austin. Chaired by Alison Croggon.