Digital media students shine the spotlight on mental health – Bundaberg Now

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Work of Bundaberg photographer Sabrina Lauriston

An exhibition of work by students of the CQUniversity Bundaberg Digital Media, as well as work by professional and international artists, will highlight perspectives on mental health in the community.

The “Inside Out” exhibition is a collaboration with Headspace Bundaberg and will feature Cassandra Roberts from Sabah, Malaysia, and local professional photographer, Sabrina Lauriston.

CQUni Digital media Speaker Regina John Luan said the exhibit was part of a two-part project that would help students market their work while sharing their perspectives on mental health.

“It’s about authentic learning, getting them to provide artwork for the exhibition and communicate their views to the local community,” she said.

“Having international and professional artists will also allow students to see a mix of different works of art.

“For the community, this means they will discover the creatives of their region.”

She said the second part of the project would involve students interviewing local people with mental health issues and creating new artwork for a follow-up exhibition.

The opening of the Inside Out exhibition will take place on the CQUniversity Bundaberg campus, building 5 – Drama Barn, on Saturday August 14 from 9 a.m. The exhibition will then be open to the public from August 14 to 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Last year, digital media students had to organize their exhibition online, due to COVID-19.

The virtual event can be viewed here.

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