Art exhibition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

‘Let’s Hear Your Story’ is an art exhibition for Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander young people (up to aged 24) who reside, or have family, in the Outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne (including the Yarra Ranges).  They are encouraged to submit artworks expressing how their culture is celebrated within their lives; at home, at school, and in their environment in which they play. 

Eastern Health is asking: 

  • What do you love about your culture?
  • Is there a particular practice, cultural tradition or customs that you would like to see acknowledged more often, or enhanced?
  • And, how can some of your favorite traditions be incorporated into your school, workplace or health service?

Paint, draw, or sculpt any aspect of the above guidelines to illustrate what is important to you.

We would love to see and hear your ideas and hopes for your future…. Let’s Hear Your Story!

All participating artists must:

  • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; 
  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and
  • Be an individual aged up to 24 years at the time the Entry Form is submitted.

Participating artists will be able to:

  • Tell your story through producing a piece of artwork (canvas can be provided);
  • Be in the running to win $250- there will be 7 winners!
  • Participate in a group exhibition and receive an invitation for artists, their friends and family to attend the exhibition opening (see T&C’s);
  • Winning works of art & your story will be on permanent display at Eastern Health after the exhibition.

Submission of works will be accepted no later than Friday 13th March 2020, at 5pm (17:00) AEDT, and will need to be submitted to specific drop off points (see point #28 in T&C’s);

Exhibition runs from 19th March until 13th April, 2020;

Exhibition opening will be on Thursday 26th March at Box Hill Hospital, where prize money will be awarded.