Gallery project links youth and culture

    A new project is being kicked off to encourage young people to engage with art, partnering with local organisations and schools, with the help of a nib foundation grant.

    Project Coordinator Joshua Thomason said the project will introduce music, dance, film, digital media and art therapy to young people, as a way of breaking down cultural barriers for the community.

    “The whole idea is to get young people involved and for them to have ownership of where the project should go,” said Mr Thomason.

    “The whole idea of emergence is about being visible and breaking down the negative sterotypes that exist in the community.

    “It’s about breaking down cultures, sporting culture, Noongar culture and Collie culture,” he said.

    The Collie Art Gallery will work closely with the Collie community, Ngalang Boodja Council Aboriginal Corporation, Collie PCYC and the Mila Foundation on the Emergence project.

    It is one of only two Western Australian projects to receive funding from nib foundation.