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Messengers program artwork, 2022 (detail)

Messengers Program: Eclectic Eccentricities

Exhibition showing: 24 Nov – 17 Dec 2022

Exhibition Statement:

Fuelled by a common desire to create; the young people in the Messengers program have spent the year exploring a range of new artforms including sculpture, printmaking, textiles and more. Eclectic Eccentricities is a collaborative exhibition providing viewers with a peak into the peculiar perspectives of this diverse group of artists. This show is a celebration of achievements by our wonderful gang our youths.

image credits: artworks produced by the Messengers program participants, 2022

About Messengers:

Messengers is a non-clinical support program for vulnerable young people and their families. The program offers weekly arts-based groups for young people aged 9 – 25 who are experiencing mental health, social isolation, and other issues. The program is informed by global research findings supporting the positive impact the Arts has on psychological and physical health.

The programs are specifically designed to improve psychological and social wellbeing. Participants are encouraged to explore and express themselves via a range of creative arts projects and find a place to belong in a safe and inclusive environment.


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Tuggeranong Community Arts Association is a community-based not-for-profit organisation with a 25-year history. We pride ourselves in supporting your local arts community. We embrace personal expression and diversity. We have a focus on participation and accessibility and helping to shape a sense of pride in the local community. You can help us by joining us in promoting community art and supporting local artists.

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