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We R You – how we learn

We R You  – photography workshops around Ballarat You might have already seen our first public building transformed into an outdoor exhibition space. The makeover of the Blockbuster video building corner Mair/Camp street is now out for public to see (and judge). The public reaction have met our expectations  – there were generally very positive and uplifting comments like: ‘I drove…

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We R You prints

We R You Project Update – Large photography prints are ready! Yesterday we received our final batch of large format photography prints from our project partners QuickPrint! They are really big and look amazing!! It’s exciting to see what a little camera and a talented eye of our project participant can create. We are now…

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Paste-up photography We R You activity #6, 7

Paste-up photography – we’re in editing stage yay!!! Seven sessions and wow – just have a look! Fun portraits aren’t they! Our group is also growing – we now have Afghani, Australian, Togolese, Chinese, Japanese and Polish participants – we are a very creative multinational, multilingual and multicultural group. Anyone can join us regardless of…

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Nyanchar Deng, Share Africa

Commissioned work for Central Highland Arts Atlas New world new opportunities… When I first moved to Ballarat in late 2010, I didn’t feel ‘at home’ straightaway. No friends, no family, no ties with the land and the culture. Australia has just become my second home country and, after leaving Europe I found the new land promising…

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We R You paste up Project kicks off!

Ballarat community photography collage poster We R You Community Engagement project  WHO               We R You is an initiative of the CoB Arts & Culture Unit, involving partnerships with community and Council agencies across Ballarat. Those providing letters of support and participation include: Victorian Police CoB Community Safety Committee Ballarat Health Refugee Support Group – participation…

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Under the Floorboards

So I’m working with hundreds of  images. It can be very overwhelming at times, especially if the images are too big and crash the software. For each of four b&w portraits I will have approx between 400-900 small images, that will create a foreground for this layered mosaic. Each image has to be checked for…

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Walking out of suicide’s shadow

I have just came back from the Lake Wendouree 5.30am walk organised by The Ballarat Suicide Prevention Network. Each day six Australians are lost to suicide, so the second annual Out of the Shadows Walk was set to increase awareness. Most of us would at some point in our lives be affected by suicide, either…

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Under the Floorboards. Week Four II

WEEK FOUR part II Yes, it is hectic.. I’ve spent all day yesterday 9-5pm in a car with Oskar. Oskar is a Uniting Care volunteer  at the Community Transport Services. He has worked as a volunteer driver for 6 years and he loves driving a car. Every Wednesday he starts at around 8am depending on a number of…

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