Grace Mitchell is a creative artist and educator who lives and works on Kaurna and Peramangk land. She has a Bachelor of Visual Arts and has recently completed a Masters of Primary Teaching. In life, she is most passionate and fulfilled when working (and playing) at the intersections of arts, social justice and education.
Grace has a long history of arts and educational engagement; including illustration, graphic design, Carclew Youth arts workshops for children, volunteering with Neo at the Art Gallery of South Australia, and long term work as an artist-in-residence with kindergarten children. She is also a musician, playing caixa (Brazilian snare) in SaSamba drumming ensemble and coordinating the social justice popup group ROAR Drumline, who are grateful to use Scots as their HQ and lend their music to important causes, such as climate action and refugee inclusion! Musically, Grace also actively serves on the committee of Girls Rock! Adelaide, a week-long music camp for girls, transgender and gender-diverse young people that empowers its campers as musicians and individuals within supportive community.
Grace also has a long history of involvement in voluntary and work capacities with the SA LGBTIQA+/queer community. She has served on the Feast Festival Youth Committee and Community Health & Advisory committee informing the Feast Festival programming; she has volunteered at multiple queer youth support groups (at Second Story youth health service and at Scots, creating a safe space for queer christian youth); she co-founded the Rainbow Calendar Project and currently works as Coordinator of the Feast Queer Youth Drop In, providing a safe social drop in space for 15-25 year olds in the Adelaide CBD. Grace is grateful for her tenancy at Scots, which enables her to continue organising and coordinating ROAR in an accessible manner, and supporting her freelance employment activities as well, which she would like to think make the world a better place!"
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