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The Bulli students’ artwork

BULLI High School students now have their artwork on display at Wollongong Youth Services as part of the “I love Wollongong because” project.

This project invites young people to capture what they love about Wollongong in an image, and provides them with an opportunity to be heard in the community through the display of digital images in a public environment.

Bulli High students have focused on Wollongong’s natural and man-made environment for their artwork, highlighting their love for our City’s surroundings. Their images have encompassed the ocean, built environment and the escarpment- from the land to the sea.

The photographs taken range from literal to abstract concepts. Some students used nature as a backdrop with super imposed elements to tell a story, whereas others captured the environment in its truest form.

Bulli High is the fifth school to participate in the project, following on from Figtree Community of Schools Project, and Wollongong, Dapto and Figtree High Schools.

Twenty images will be exhibited on the panels located on the exterior walls of Wollongong Youth Centre and others will be displayed in the exhibition space inside the building. The artworks will be on exhibition for four months.

“It’s always exciting to see what our young people create for this project, and it’s a great way to gain an insight into what they love about our City,” Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said.

“I am amazed at the quality and creativity of the images captured by the students.”

Schools interested in participating are encouraged to contact Wollongong Youth Services on (02) 4227 8222 or visit their website youthservices@wollongong.nsw.gov.au.

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney newspaper journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now a senior journalist with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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