This episode features artists from Junee Correctional Center on Colour In Your Life Season Three (3). Read a little bit about the artist here and support our site by joining and watching the episode below.
Recently the Colour In Your Life team traveled 1,248 kilometers from Murwillumbah to Junee. The Junee Correctional Centre is a medium/minimum security institution for males located 450km southwest of Sydney and 40km from Wagga Wagga.
On arriving at the Junee Correctional Center the Colour In Your Life Team was greeted by the wonderful staff of the Centre who have helped make the initial project possible. Much preparation had gone into actually making this happen and an enormous amount of community spirit and organization to create such an event.
The Junee Correctional Center has an educational partnership with TAFE NSW Riverina Institute, which allows training programs to be delivered by qualified and industry-experienced teaching staff. Courses offered include commercial cooking, hospitality services, small business management, literacy and numeracy, computer studies, distance education programs, Aboriginal culture, automotive studies, basic engineering, rural studies, and visual arts.
Graeme and the team were greeted by 25 inmates in the Gymnasium, which also has a section used for visual arts. Over the course of the day, the Colour In Your Life team conducted a series of different art workshops, teaching the inmates different painting techniques that they would be able to practice and utilize in their daily life. There really was a sense of joy in the room when the guys were painting, as some of the inmates had not even picked up a paintbrush before.
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Many thanks to all the sponsors and people involved for making this possible, GEO Group Australia, Frederiks Accountants, 4ME, Chroma and CreateArt, Art Shed Brisbane, Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory, Mazuma Productions, OneWeekJob and the Junee Community.
You can read more about the Junee Correctional Centre via http://www.geogroup.com.au/junee-correctional-centre.html
Original Air Date: 16th September 2012