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Shopfront Contemporary Arts and Performance
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Place : Safety : Story : Image

Shopfront and Kogarah Council have partnered  to explore community safety and local young people’s relationship to the space they live, study and work in through photography. Young people worked with Shopfront Artist and Outreach Director Hannah Grant to take photographs around local town centres of places which feature in personal stories of ‘feeling safe or unsafe’. We have been inspired by small acts of guerilla art, using paper tags to label places around Kogarah town centre which appear in the stories. 

The work which has emerged explores the connections between personal experience, memory and physical place. It reflects how town safety is about more than pedestrian crossings, but actually about community, engaging with public space and feeling psychologically and physically safe walking down the street.

GLISTEN, Kogarah Youth Services
MTC Youth Connections
Kogarah Youth Advisory Council 

Shopfront Contemporary Arts and Performance is a cooperative, owned by young people. It has a 37 year history of working with young people (aged 8-25) in the community to create work inspired by their own ideas, interests, needs and emerging aesthetics. Shopfront has a dedicated Outreach Program which engages health, education, cultural and youth partnerships to provide vibrant and inventive programs that actively targets young people from marginalised or disadvantaged backgrounds. 

More information:
Outreach program at Shopfront

Kogarah Community Services
Kogarah Council

Project funded by Kogarah Council

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