Youth travel adventures on display at UWS

Date: 30/07/2009

The adventures of young Australian volunteers will be the focus of a new photographic exhibition at the University of Western Sydney's Margot Hardy Gallery, at the Bankstown campus.

Each year, as part of the Youth Challenge Australia (YCA) program, young people make a difference by mentoring children in India, caring for orphans in Mexico, sustaining the natural environment in Costa Rica, or raising awareness of HIV/AIDS in Guyana.

These once in a lifetime experiences will be on display for the communities of Greater Western Sydney, as part of the 'Youth Challenge Australia: People and Places Photography Exhibition.'

UWS Curator Monica McMahon says the exhibition will feature images from 25 amateur photographers who have returned from YCA programs.

"The photographs are exciting, colourful and thought-provoking," says Ms McMahon.

"In one extraordinary exhibition, these images will provide a powerful insight into the lives of people from the other side of the globe, as well as demonstrate the great talent and dedication of young people in this country."

YCA is an Australian-based, non-profit, non-government organisation which has actively engaged Australian youth in community identified projects since 1992.

The 'Youth Challenge Australia: People and Places Photography Exhibition' is kindly sponsored by the University of Western Sydney and Vision Graphics.

WHAT: Official Opening, Youth Challenge Australia: People and Places Photography Exhibition
WHEN: 2 - 4:00pm, Saturday 1st August, 2009.
WHERE: The Margot Hardy Gallery, Foyer of Building 23, UWS Bankstown campus, Bullecourt Ave, Milperra.

All photographs will be on sale, with the proceeds set to benefit up and coming YCA projects.



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