PICTURES OF GOOD HEALTH
TWENTY-SIX amateur photographers were winners in the Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Competition for 2017.
PhotoVoice encourages local Rockingham community members to take photos based on the theme Act-Belong-Commit, including activities people enjoy doing to keep mentally healthy.
Each image is submitted with a caption giving it a “voice”.
Presented with their awards at a ceremony last week, each entrant expressed their individual voice for dealing with issues around mental health and wellbeing.
Overall winners for each of the 13 categories were:
Rebekah Barrett – Frozen in Time, Noah Dugouchet – Painting the Rock, Thomas Schubert – Out of Comfort Zone, Bianca Williams – Disability Fishing Mandurah, Qirshtn Hipe (South Coast Baptist College) – Drawing to Live Better, Max Mcvicker (South Coast Baptist College) – Holding Hands, Antony Norris – Boy on a Cloud, Chris Tate – Yoga @ Rotto.
Winner of the ‘Act’ category: Joe Ford – Winter Left & Right (Adult, Non-Modified), ‘Belong’ category: Jacquie Duffus – Taking the Plunge (Adult, Non-Modified) and ‘Commit’ category: Jayne Palmer – Netball in the Rain (Adult, Non-Modified).
The Short Film Winner was Adam Marshall (Safety Bay Senior High School) – Road to Recovery – an Individual Film.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said it was a sharing of ideas for all on how to look after mental health.
“This exhibition presents us with a beautiful ‘How-to’ catalogue laid out before us, and we as a community are very fortunate to be able to enjoy this incredible resource of ideas submitted by the 102 finalists in the competition,” he said.
View the exhibition at the Gary Holland Centre until October 12, 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and Saturday and Sundays 9am-4pm.
Boy on a Cloud by Antony Norris.
Above: When I Paint by Akshaj Veluthedath Madhu. Below: Yoga @ Rotto bychris Tate.