Using Art as a Vehicle for Change

Posted on: Monday, 23 December 2019 at 12:00:00 AM

The Local Drug Action Team in Albany has recently completed a project working with students from North Albany Senior High School and Alta 1, promoting awareness about drugs, alcohol and road safety.

Two old cars were painted with artwork which was developed by the students.
 
During the development of the artwork, students engaged in storytelling activities alongside professional artists Kia Watt (Local Aboriginal artist) and Serena McLauchlan.
 
The process provided students with the opportunity to voice and express young people’s stories around issues of risk-taking behaviours, including speeding and alcohol and other drug use, as well as other social determinants of health.
 
The project aims to increase awareness about drugs, alcohol, and road safety in the Great Southern region.

To further spread the message, the cars are on public display at the Albany Marina and Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre car parks. The cars were also displayed at the 2019 Albany Show where they stimulated lots of discussion about drugs, alcohol and road safety.

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Pictured above: The Local Drug Action Team in Albany has recently completed a project working with students from North Albany Senior High School. 

Contact Road Safety Advisor, Carl Beck on 0418 904 081, or via email at cbeck@walga.asn.au to find out how your organisation can get involved with road safety projects in the Great Southern region.

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