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Lighthouse Community Exhibition

Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project’s cultural advisor and artist Lisa Lynch has collaborated with young people and families within the Greater Shepparton Community to produce artworks which will be exhibited as a part of the Art In The HeART project. The contributors are young people in primary and secondary schools, alternate education settings and those that attend the Youth Haven, Family Haven and Pit Stop Programs.

Another layer to the exhibition provides visitors the opportunity to listen to five recorded songs that have been written and performed by Grade 5 and 6 Gowrie Street Primary students. We encourage visitors to listen to the lyrics as they view the students art.

The song writing process is a therapeutic outlet for these young students whom are predominately Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The songs aim to share messages of hurt and healing as well as positive messages regarding pride in their culture and place here on Yorta Yorta land in Greater Shepparton.

They are inspiring young people whom, have overcome adversities in their young lives and their songs and artwork depict their optimism for the future and a sense of pride and coming together to support one another.

Lighthouse is an organisation that works with community to improve opportunities, access and life’s outcomes for young people in Greater Shepparton. Links in particular to music, sport and art are evidenced to lead to increased life’s outcomes hence why they are a proud contributor this year’s festival to give a platform to the amazing young people in our community to share their stories and skills via the artworks and music produced.

Supported By

  • Art in the Heart