Mount Druitt young people create art for the area, hold exhibition for community

Don’t watch SBS to get a picture of what Mount Druitt is, let young people from the area show you. On 27 May, at the Mount Druitt library hub, local young people will be displaying artwork that portrays what Mount Druitt means to them.

The local community are invited to come along and see the artwork created by young people for the area of Mount Druitt. Youth Off The Streets’ Blacktown Outreach has been running the program, which has helped many young people create pieces of art that tell the story of what Mount Druitt means to them.

The art program, funded by Housing NSW, was held over 10 weeks and the young people were taught four different art styles by six different artists. The exhibition will feature artworks of different styles from young people who have worked hard on their feature piece.

Ranna Peera, Director of Outreach Services at Youth Off The Streets, says it is important that the local community shows up to support the young people and the work they’ve done.

“The art program was created for the young people in the hope that it brought about a sense of pride in their community. They have all created pieces of art that display what Mount Druitt means to them. They’re really looking forward to seeing the community at the exhibition on 27 May and seeing their reaction,” she says.

All artwork on display can be bought if one takes your fancy and you’ll be supporting local young people in the process.

Details for the exhibition:

  • Date: Friday, 27 May
  • Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Mount Druitt Library Hub

For more information on Youth Off The Streets’ Blacktown Outreach or to find out more about the art exhibition, please call 02 9628 1265 or visit www.youthoffthestreets.com.au

Ranna Peera is available for interview.
For any media requests, please contact:
Youth Off The Streets: Daniel O’Keeffe
Email: DanielO@youthoffthestreets.com.au
Phone: 02 9330 3543 / 0418 271 580

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