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Art helps youth make connections in communities

5 June 20140 comments

art project2x400Youth students from AMES St Albans have taken part in an exciting arts project that has seen contemporary artworks go on display at the local Library and a nearby gallery.

This collaborative project, titled ‘Brimming out of the Frame’, between Gallery Sunshine Everywhere, AMES, and local artists and schools explores the creation of artworks for new exhibiting concepts.

It explores the way art can be made with the idea of exhibiting it in an alternative way or in an alternative venue.

The artworks were made from recycled plastics, cellophane and other materials that allow them to be seen through.

The workshops were run by artists Rhiannon Thomas and Debbie Qadri.

The students worked together to make the artworks using a variety of collaborative techniques which included discussing composition and words to be used, drawing together and working together to achieve the final result.

The artworks from these collaborations are being exhibited in Gallery Sunshine Everywhere or in community spaces provided by The City of Brimbank.

Facilitating artist Debbie Qadri said the aim of the project was to help participants make more connections with their communities.

“The project will also build relationships in the community by showing young peoples’ artwork in community spaces,” Debbie said.

For more information on this story, contact Margot Hennessey on: (03) 8558 8800