The Hip Hop Approach:
The Hip Hop Approach was a one night music and audio visual feast, based around the concept ‘talk about it’. It was aimed at vocalising issues around the Federal election through freestyle rapping and jamming, celebrity advocacy, and audience participation.
Presented at an accessible and well-known Sydney venue in partnership with Hip Hop Music agency Basic Equipment and SBS radio’s hip hop, the event featured headlining acts that pulled crowds to the event. For more visit:
Exchange for Change was a large scale fashion swap event run by 3things. The event consisted of 3 elements including: an ethical fashion parade showcasing the designs of upcoming young Australian designers, a massive fashion sway event and talks, as well as talks and forums to find out more about ethical and sustainable fashion practices both nationally and internationally.
Tropfest film festival
3things commissioned Tropfest New York 2008 winners Jason van Genderen and Shane Emmett to create a short film that reframed our everyday surroundings to reflect a new message of hope. Viewers are invited to open their perspectives to a new day where there is more than ‘one way’ - a future in which poverty and social injustice no longer exist. Check out the final product, Frames
, which was shown on the big screen at the event, in front of 150,000 spectators across Australia.
We also produced a number of other short films that we’re shown on the big screen including:
An interview with Tropfest finalists, asking them to tell us 3things they’d like to change…
An interview with Tropfest finalists, asking them to tell us 3 ways that film as a medium can change the world…
We also asked festival goers to share ‘3 things’ they’d like to change…’ Take a look at our Facebook page
for their responses
Future Music Festival
At last year’s Future Music Festival in Sydney, 3things hosted a stage called The Island, where event goers could chill out to our line-up of hip hop, reggae and beats with the likes of volunteer celebrity DJs including Will Styles, True Vibenation and Daigo. Our messaging on the day was around the affects of climate change in the Pacific Islands. And while festival-goers partied to our fresh line up of beats and bouncy conga rhythms, we asked the crowd to tell us ‘3things they could do to reduce their carbon footprint…’ in order to lend our closest neighbours in the Pacific a hand. Over 3000 young people chilled out with us on the day and you can check out some of their photos on our Facebook page
We interviewed some of our guest DJs to find out how music can change the world… Find out what they had to say
We also brought the talented graffiti artist, Deb, with us on the day. Her artwork, created live at the event, was her own representation of a scene where rising sea levels threaten our iconic Bondi Beach. Check out the time-lapse
of her work.
At Platform3, a leading youth Hip Hop event that takes place annually at CarriageWorks, 3things infused Oxfam’s Close The Gap message throughout the event with Sydney’s celebrity hip-hop artists and over 3000 young people. With national Close The Gap day taking place on Thursday 25th March, it was perfect timing for 3things to raise awareness amongst this previously untapped demographic, in new and dynamic ways. Checkout footage from our tagging activity – a giant interactive artwork by indigenous artist Adam Hill, that encourages graffiti writers to leave their mark if they support making Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander health a federal priority.
The 3things Street Team also joined CarriageWorks’ Street Art Tour of the Inner West, where families, students, couple and kids, along with pro graffiti writers, uncovered the artworks that exist in the alleys and back-roads of Enmore, Newtown and Redfern.
Along the way, the team chatted to people about National Close the Gap Day. Check out photos
from the day.