2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Café Art Australia. After 2 emotional and rewarding competitions run in 2015 and 2016, in which we were able to positively impact many people’s lives and bring together groups of people – those affected by homelessness and those not – to talk about art and photography and things that are meaningful to them, we are now riding the momentum going into this year.
If you were to capture your experience of sydney in one photo what would it be?
In july and august this year we handed out 95 disposable cameras to those affected by homelessness throughout the sydney and western sydney region. The participants had a week to take pictures of themes important to them.
Exhibition open from 26 September to 30 October.
We are excited to announce that the exhibition of the 2016 MySydney Photography Competition is now open!!
The exhibition will run from 26th September to 30th October at Lentil as Anything 391 King Street, Newtown, NSW 2042.
WE ARE HOLDING AN OFFICIAL EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT ON SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER AT 3PM AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Please see our facebook page for the most up to date information on the opening event.
The exhibition will also provide the opportunity for the public to vote for their favourite images, that will be featured in the 2017 MySydney calendar. Voting closes on 9 October.
There are over 100,000 homeless people in Australia. 25% of these are aboriginal/Torres strait islanders, a far higher rate than their natural occurrence. Over 30% are 19-34, also an over-representation. Photography and art provide a means to share stories, to engage with emotions, to accept oneself on the road to recovery.