12 January 2009

Off the Kerb & Whitelion present ‘if...’

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Off the Kerb & Whitelion present ‘if...’

Opening Night: Friday 16th January 2009, 6pm – 9pm
Exhibition Dates: January 16th – January 30th 2009

Photographs by Chloe Robson, Wendy Megne & Greta Garbage

Whitelion is a not-for-profit organisation that supports young people to build better lives for themselves and helps make our community a safer place. Each year thousands of young people are disconnected from our community due to abuse and neglect, drug addiction and poverty. These young people have often had horrific life experiences with few positive role models and are caught in a 'cycle of discouragement' that is very hard to break. Many of these young people end up in Out-of-Home Care and in some cases in the Youth Justice System.

Chloe Robson, Wendy Megne and Greta Garbage are three young artists aged 16 - 21 years old, who have dedicated themselves passionately to producing this exhibition. Their photographs are unique, spellbinding and moving.

‘if...’ is the culmination of a 10 week program of workshops run by Whitelion and supported by City of Yarra Youth Services and ‘Off the Kerb’ Gallery. Using the unique and sometimes unpredictable Holga ‘plastic’ cameras these young artists creatively explored themes close to them. With images suggesting haunted corners, magical lands and social comment these young women present their unique and captivating view of the world.

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