In 1975, a group of Sydney-based performers formed Pipi Storm Circus (later Pipi Storm Theatre Company) with a mission of making theatre more accessible to children and young people in New South Wales. The group went on to perform in hundreds of schools, welfare institutions and community venues across the state and beyond. This talk will explore how Pipi Storm’s innovative productions helped raise awareness of social inequality and promote children’s rights.
Dr Isobelle Barrett Meyering
Isobelle Barrett Meyering is a Macquarie University Research Fellow, based in the Department of History and Archaeology. She is currently working on a history of children’s rights in Australia. Her book, Feminism and the Making of a Child Rights Revolution (Melbourne University Publishing), will be released later this year.