Ac­tivism and art on show

MOOROOPNA STU­DENTS WIN ART EX­HI­BI­TION

Shepparton News - - SNNEWS - By Tara Whitsed

After al­most wrap­ping up the 16 Days of Ac­tivism, win­ners of its art com­pe­ti­tion have been an­nounced.

Run by the Goul­burn Val­ley Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Preven­tion Net­work, the 16 Days of Ac­tivism be­gan on No­vem­ber 25 and sev­eral ac­tiv­i­ties have taken place since.

The aim of the world­wide ini­tia­tive is to chal­lenge vi­o­lence against women and girls.

One of the many ac­tiv­i­ties held across the cam­paign in­cluded a Re­spect­ful Re­la­tion­ships Art Ex­hi­bi­tion, which hung in the foyer of La Trobe Univer­sity’s Shep­par­ton Cam­pus.

This week Mooroopna Se­condary Col­lege Year 9 stu­dents Sera Bostan­cioglu and Freya Oades were awarded win­ner and run­ner-up of the art com­pe­ti­tion in which stu­dents across Greater Shep­par­ton’s se­condary and pri­mary schools il­lus­trated their in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the role that gen­der stereo­types can play in our com­mu­nity. The stu­dents said they were ex­cited to have won the com­pe­ti­tion, which was a sur­prise to them.

Mooroopna Se­condary Col­lege prin­ci­pal Steve Bolton said he was proud the stu­dents had been awarded and of the ef­fort they had made to cre­ate the pieces on what was a chal­leng­ing topic.

GV Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Preven­tion Net­work’s Ni­cole Reidy thanked lo­cal artist and pho­tog­ra­pher Liz Ar­cus for judg­ing the works.

She also thanked Berry Street, which kindly do­nated the prizes. ● 16 Days of Ac­tivism of­fi­cially fin­ishes on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10.

Right: (ABOVE) Mooroopna Se­condary Col­lege Year 9 stu­dents Freya Oades and Sera Bostan­cioglu re­ceived awards for their art­works.

Pic­tures: Rod­ney Braith­waite

(BE­LOW) Goul­burn Val­ley Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Preven­tion Net­work’s Ni­cole Reidy an­nounced the win­ners at La Trobe Univer­sity's Shep­par­ton cam­pus.

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