Event: Bring Your Seat to the Table

On Monday 9 May, join our 2022 Youth Activists, our Ambassador Jamila Rizvi and local artists to bring our literal seats to the literal table and call on leaders across the political spectrum to transform our national Parliament into an inclusive and safe arena.

Together we will paint 15 chairs representing the 151 seats in the House of Representatives, with images, symbols and words about what better representation in Parliament would mean for our communities. On this day, Plan International Australia will also release results from our polling and focus groups involving young people about how Parliament can be a place Australians are proud of, and young people can aspire to be a part of.

Will you join us? 

Note that this event has been postponed to Monday 9 May as it is raining on the originally proposed date. 

Event Details

WHERE: Treasury Gardens, corner of Lansdowne and Treasury Place
WHEN: Monday 9 May, 11.30am – 1.30pm
FEATURED ARTISTS: Yarli Creative, Abbey Rich, Em Ismawi, Niqui Toldi
MATERIALS: We will provide acrylic paints, brushes, mixing trays, wooden chairs to paint and a wooden table to paint.
ACCESSIBILITY: We will have some extra chairs to sit on, rather than paint, for people who are unable to sit on the ground. If you have other accessibility requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can accommodate you.

RSVP

On this day, Plan International Australia will also release results from our polling and focus groups involving young people about how Parliament can be a place Australians are proud of, and young people can aspire to be a part of.

If you are unable to come, linked here are some colouring-in sheets of different chairs. You can draw, paint or write what representation means to you on a chair of your choice and post it on social media on Monday the 9th of May. If you use the hashtag #RepresentUs, we will be able to find your drawing and share it on our platforms. That way, you can be part of the day even if you can’t be physically present.