Have you seen these faces?
We pass some of these faces every day and they often go unnoticed. Yet here on this wall they cannot go unnoticed. Think beyond the faces, think beyond the facades, because these are constantly changing. Remember that individually we have a story but also collectively we have a story.
#FacesOfTheHastings is a temporary public art installation developed and comissioned by Port Macquarie Hastings Council as part of the 2019 Creative Wauchope Festival. Walk around the back streets of Wauchope and discover members of the community. The exhibition allows us to look into who we are as a community, celebrating our diversity and what we love about living here.
#FacesOfTheHastings embraces a contemporary reflection of who we are as a community today. Everyday people, everyday lives and everyday stories.
Captured by local photographer Ronnie Grammatica, the exhibition showcases the diversity of our community, providing a small window and cross-section into who we are, where we have come from and what community means to us. Our community and how we work together shapes the place of where we live and who we are as people today.
To see a project like this one, you would ordinarily need to go to an art gallery. Instead, this project seeks to bring art to the people – to make it accessible and to make it unmissable. Art is a powerful tool that helps us to understand and make sense of the world around us.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is proud to present this exhibition across the Port Macquarie-Hastings region. Many thanks to Hastings Co-op for supporting the installion of the images across their buildings.
Photographer : Ronnie Grammatica
Audio: Kia Handley
Project Manager: Skye Frost – Creative Place Facilitator: Port Macquarie Hastings Council
For more information visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au/facesofthehastings.
We would like to acknowledge that we are gathered on Birpai Country on which members and Elders of the local Indigenous community, and their forebears have been custodians for many centuries and on which Aboriginal people have performed age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal. We acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of the region.
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