Buildings around Geelong have been transformed into murals celebrating young people from our region.
Ten young people from Greater Geelong with a lived experience of disability have come together to share their stories and images which are being displayed on some of our most prominent buildings.
The pictures are part of the City’s STREETFACE project and are on display from now until mid-February.
The photographs can be seen on City Hall, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Civic Carpark, Corio Library, The fOrT, Geelong West Senior Citizens Centre, Grovedale Community Hub, Highton Library, Leisurelink, Ocean Grove Library, The Geelong Arena and Geelong West Town Hall.
This year’s STREETFACE project also coincides with the Having a Say Conference, held in Geelong from 4–6 February 2019.
The Having a Say Conference is the largest event of its kind in Australia, attracting more than 1000 people, supporting and empowering people living with disability to find their voice and speak up about issues that affect their lives and to celebrate their abilities and achievements.
The following comments can be attributed to Councillor Anthony Aitken, Chair – Disability Access, Inclusion and Volunteering portfolio:
STREETFACE is about celebrating and including people in our community.
Every face featured is the face of a young person living with a disability – someone who smiles and frowns, feels joy and sadness, and experiences success and struggle.
These beautiful images show that living with a disability is a very common part of life.