Friday 6 September 2013
As Eye See It is a photographic project specifically designed for children and young people living in out-of-home care, including foster care, kinship care and residential care.
Provided with a camera, children and young people were invited to express what is important to them in their lives and to contribute their work to the exhibition. Each photo, accompanied by a written piece, reflects their view of the world.
"It's a great project that gives young people an 'artistic' voice to tell us like it is", said Bernie Geary, the Principal Commissioner.
The exhibition was launched by Gill Callister, Secretary to the Department of Human Services, and jointly hosted by the Principal Commissioner, Mr Bernie Geary OAM and the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, Mr Andrew Jackomos.
Across Australia, other Children's Commissioners and Guardians hosted similar events, as part of a national approach to providing insight into the lives of vulnerable children and young people living in out-of-home care.
Nineteen community service organisations collaborated to enable 74 children and young people to produce 444 images that represent their personal journeys and experiences in out- of-home care. This project was also supported by the CREATE Foundation, the Fostercare Association and the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.
On display in the DHS foyer (50 Lonsdale Street) until 26 September