GEM Limited is a registered Charity 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 programs. These provide decision-support services, community engagement, and offer ‘Art-for-Purpose’ opportunities to mobilise young people to stay at their creative passion.
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 in Australia and abroad.
what's on at GEM
MARCH 2022 – ECLIPSED EXHIBITION
Post-GEMAH-SYD, GEM’s community Arts and Health Program in 2021, interested Gems wanting to engage in collaborative opportunities to cross-promote their artworks and skills, were invited to participate in an art commission. This exhibition is commissioned by The University of Sydney, the Faculty of Science’s School for History and Philosophy of Science.
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!
FEBRUARY 2022 – CULTURE & CONNECTION PODCAST SERIES
“Live with Lexie”, Culture and Connection will feature some witty and specialist speakers, from 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 (GEYÆ)
GEMÆ supported by the 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).
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 our own ‘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!