Exhibition tackles youth mental health
Young artists will be showcasing their works when the headspace exhibition launches in Rockingham tomorrow night.
The annual Youth Art Exhibition is open to young people aged 12-25, with many of the pieces tackling themes of mental health and mental illness.
Headspace community awareness officer Claire Morley said 42 pieces would be on show, showcasing a range of mediums.
“We have a lot of young, talented and creative young artists in the Rockingham area, but there are not many opportunities for them to be able to showcase their work,” she said.
“Whether they are amateurs or have their own business, the exhibition is open to all.”
With headspace working in the youth mental health sector, many of the pieces inevitably tackle themes around mental health. “Art can be a great way to express emotions and feelings when you’re not doing that well,” she said.
Jade Geerlings-Batt, who is a member of the headspace Youth Reference Group, is exhibiting for the first time this year.
She said the exhibition was a great way to recognise the talent of young artists in the community and give them an opportunity to exhibit.
The Youth Art Exhibition opens tomorrow night, Thursday, August 29, from 6-7.30pm at Rockingham Central Library.
Refreshments will be provided, while there will also be live music and prize give-aways.
It is on for two weeks, with some pieces on sale.
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