NAIDOC Week Celebration

Learn, Respect & Celebrate


For the second successive year, Outcare’s Youth Services in partnership with the City of Bayswater, held a week long NAIDOC Youth Art Exhibition at The Rise in Bayswater. The event was extremely well received by the community and showcased a number of wonderful artworks from local young people. The exhibition was highlighted by the commemorative sculptures of fallen Aboriginal men and women, who fought gallantly for their country.
The exhibition featured art work from young people involved in the Live Works and Reconnect programs who are participating in the Art House Program as well as students from Weld Square Primary School who were involved in Outcare’s SLAM and Mentor programs. The theme of the exhibition focused on the service our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders did for their country with some extremely powerful images of war and its impact on the young people who served in it.

Attending the Community Services and Exhibition were Outcare’s CEO Paul McMullan, Outcare’s President Dr Deirdre Davies, Vice President Ms Elizabeth Eaton, Treasurer Ms Eileen Newby and Board Member Mr Gordon Trewern. Other VIP’s in attendance included Alannah MacTiernan Member for Perth, and a number of representatives from the Department of Corrective Services including Commissioner James McMahon, Astrid Kalders – Assistant Commissioner Adult Community Corrections and Rachael Green – Deputy Commissioner Youth Justice Services.