Anyone with a heart for art and a head for justice—and vice versa—is invited to our very special event, the Art of Justice.

Magistrate Fanning alongside contemporary artists Bindi Cole Chocka (External link) and Ching Ching, art curators Lis Blake and Laila Costa, will investigate one of the most creative solutions to improving justice — turning courts into art galleries.

Art inspires, it provokes, it’s one of the most powerful ways we find our voice, find meaning, and understand why we do what we do.

Art sheds light on tough subjects and challenges us to find nuanced answers. And as justice grapples with these same concepts every day, what better place to have a conversation about these important questions than at a justice centre?

This unique event also draws on our long-running community arts programs Urban Campfire and how the inclusion of community art has wholly transformed Heidelberg Magistrates' Court in ways no one could have imagined.

MCV guests will also enjoy a pre-opening tour of the latest Urban Campfire exhibition.

A lively and thought-provoking evening and a rare opportunity to meet one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, curators, and our Magistrate to explore intersections of art and our justice system.

Specifically curated for Law Week, the Art of Justice is all who create art, justice practitioners, law students, and anyone interested in transforming justice.

When      Tuesday May 14 

Time        6pm - 7.30pm 

Place       Neighbourhood Justice Centre,  241 Wellington  Street, Collingwood

Book        P 9948 8777   E njc@courts.vic.gov.au (External link) or  Eventbrite (External link)