Due to overwhelming community feedback the City has extended its STREETFACE exhibition for an extra month, until mid-March.
The exhibition has transformed 13 prominent buildings into murals celebrating young people from our region.
Nine young people from Greater Geelong with a lived experience of disability have shared their stories and images on the buildings.
The photographs are displayed on City Hall, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Civic Carpark, Busport, Corio Library, The fOrT, Geelong West Senior Citizens Centre, Grovedale Community Hub, Highton Library, Leisurelink, Ocean Grove Library, The Geelong Arena and Geelong West Town Hall.
Young people featured in the STREETFACE exhibition:
Aimee Miller, Holly Miller, Jack Rawkins, Brodie Shaw, Jack Tory, Penelope Manning, Mitchell Bond, Lindy-Joy Crouch and Liam O’Neil.
This year’s STREETFACE project also coincided with the Having a Say Conference, held in early February, to support and empower people living with disability to find their voice and speak up about issues that affect their lives and to celebrate their abilities and achievements.
Councillor Anthony Aitken, Chair – Disability Access, Inclusion and Volunteering portfolio:
The extension of this initiative reflects the overwhelming positive feedback it has received from across the community.
The general public have loved seeing the images and learning the stories of our young community champions living with a disability. Likewise, the participants’ families and friends have gotten enormous joy and pride from seeing these nine positive role models gaining such prominent recognition.
The project is educating our community and having a huge positive impact, so it’s great to see it continue for longer.