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GEM is a community development organisation, using Culture, Arts and Technology to inspire youth towards creativity and health. It achieves this by hosting in-person and online free educational arts and health workshops. These provide decision-support services, community engagement, and offer ‘Art-for-Purpose’ opportunities to mobilise young people to stay at their creative passion

OUR PHILOSOPHY

what GEM stands for

Our work is about ‘Giving Emotions Meaning’. How do we do this? The best way for young adults to learn how to become aware of their feelings and inherited beliefs, and to improve their emotional literacy, is to be given easy tools to work with. The GEM Method™ is a play-based educational toolkit designed especially for young adults. It is delivered alongside cultural practices, hosted via practical arts-health workshops, and annual arts-health retreats in beautiful places! 

2021

what's on at GEM

20 NOVEMBER  2021 – WOW

Women of Wonder (WOW) Webinar is on offer to all young women aged between 18-30yrs in Pakistan! This free online event on the topic of – Empowering Young Women – will run for 2 consecutive hours, hosted by GEM’s Founder, Angé Weinrabe supported by Sydney gems, Siena Bordignon and Lexie Deng, together with Karachi gem Rutaba Syed. GEMAH-KB19 participants have again registered to attend this interactive hybrid event this year

Register here free!

18-21 NOVEMBER 2021 – ECLIPSED ART RETREAT 

Post-GEMAH-SYD, GEM’s community Arts and Health Program, interested Gems who wish to engage in collaborative opportunities to cross-promote their artworks and skills were invited to contact GEM and self-nominate to participate in an art commission open to the public. By invitation by The University of Sydney, the Faculty of Science’s School for History and Philosophy of Science , the gems will commission novel and innovative artworks.  To complete these pieces, GEM is hosting a coastal beach retreat on the South Coast of Sydney!

The commission themed – Eclipsed – tells the story of Dr Ilse Rosenthal-Schneider, an Australian physicist, immigrating from Germany to Sydney in 1939. Eclipsed by her academic peers and almost erased from the records. She remains a mystery! 

Eclipsed Press Release coming 4 DECEMBER 2021

FEBRUARY 2022 – CULTURE & CONNECTION PODCAST SERIES

“Live with Lexie” 

Live with Lexie, Culture and Connection will feature some witty and specialist speakers, all bringing their voice to the public on matters that are shaking things up locally and globally.

Supported by a generous grant from The University of Sydney, artists Lexie Deng and youth activist Siena Bordignon will produce this 4 part Podcast series for all Sydney University students, and the wider public.

APRIL 2022 –  EMERGING YOUNG ARTIST EXHIBITION

GEMÆ supported by City of Sydney, is to showcase the artworks of emerging young artists in the local area of Sydney, most of whom are GEM Alumni! Stay posted for venue and dates (in-person event Subject to CO19).

Our Community

How GEM CONNECTS YOUTH

GEM connects young people to a vibrant community of like-minded and hearted individuals. We do this through sharing lived experience, providing educational content, and offering creative opportunities – such as running various ‘Art-for-Purpose’ events! 

Most importantly, emerging young artists remain connected to their GEM peers locally and abroad, with the aim to keep each other inspired and to stay at their creative passions!

GEM is a New Social Health Movement (NSHM) where young people come together and bring about social change because they stay at their creative passions and join together – using cultural practices to communicate their message!