Project 180 Showcase – 6th July

Following the Project 180 graduation, the Showcase entitled Against the Grain will open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start:

“No longer will I conform
Not trying to taste the fame
Stereotypes are gone
I’m going against the grain”
– 180

Come and share in a night of art, performance, music, food and atmosphere – all run by Project 180 participants.

The showcase is open to all, so feel free to pass this invitation on to anyone who might be interested.

Project 180 Graduation – 6th July

Nine young people from Brisbane graduate from a work placement project equipped with valuable multimedia work experience.

Minister for Employment, Skills and Mining Stirling Hinchliffe said Project 180 had greatly assisted a group of 18 to 25-year-old’s who had limited opportunities to gain practical experience in multimedia.

“The skills developed by participants over the course of the 18-week project were utilised to assist local community and not-for-profit organisations in the creation of promotional and informational documents, invitations, logos, promotional videos, film clips, sound projects and short documentaries, Mr Hinchliffe said.

“Five of tomorrow’s graduates have organised further employment avenues, including starting their own business, while six participants have also organised to undertake further training in a range of fields.”

The graduation will be on Wednesday 6th July at 4:30pm at Hope Empowered, 180 South Pine Road, Enoggera.

Hope Empowered Program Director Michelle Hoomans said the group had been based in a purpose-built facility at Enoggera, which contained a resourced multimedia room and commercial recording studio.

“Participants utilised a range of software, primarily from the Adobe Creative Suite, to undertake a range of multimedia activities focussing on the areas of sound and audio engineering, film, and graphic design, and operating work equipment for business purposes,” Ms Hoomans said.

“The group also undertook job preparation and personal development activities, and successfully completed their Certificate II in Community Services.”

Twelve months after receiving assistance more than two-thirds of participants are in employment or further training.

Project 180 Exhibition

Project 180’s 2010 exhibition entitled [Enter name here…] will open on Wednesday the 17th of November from 7pm to 9pm at 180 South Pine Road, Enoggera.

Who are you? What defines you? What names have you been called? More importantly, what name have you been given?  Project 180’s 2010 exhibition [Enter name here…] is all about name-calling. Well… maybe a little bit more than that.  It’s also about identity, choice, and belonging.  It’s about navigating the way forward, finding what’s true and real, stepping over things that have held us back for way too long, determining who and what gets to label us, and then…entering our very own name.  So come along and enjoy the art, atmosphere, company, and live performance, and don’t forget to have your answer ready when we ask you…’Hey, what’s your name?’

Feel free to spread the word and pass this invitation onto others that might be interested – the night is open to all.

We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating the work that Project 180 has created!

Project 180 Graduation

Yes, it is that time already… the Project 180 graduation!

This program has been truly phenomenal – we’ve seen a lot of growth and development in the young participants, which we’ll try and highlight at the event.

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