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Lucky black cat inspired-artwork selection win

GUILDFORD Visual Arts student Sera Abisaab is among 100 artists whose work has been selected for the virtual exhibition, ‘Stronger Together’, which launched last week as part of Mission Australia’s Creative Youth Initiative Artworks! program.

The program offers young people aged 16-25 the opportunity to engage in TAFE accredited programs while receiving tailored social support from a youth worker to address challenges such as homelessness, mental health concerns, substance misuse, social isolation, bullying, family breakdown and unemployment.
It moved to online teaching during the pandemic and has provided students with a creative outlet while dealing with a range of unique challenges, as well as the stress of lockdowns and the pandemic.
Halfway through her course and enjoying every day of it, Sera, 20, is thrilled two of her works caught the selector’s eye.
“One of my entries is based on spirituality and reflects a combination of things as Covid really mucked us up a lot and the other is dedicated to my lucky black cat, ‘Anubis’, who helped get me through,” she said.
“The course has allowed me to develop skills and sparked a love of learning; when it finish it I plan to continue with further studies.”
Virtual visitors can discover, enjoy and buy the artworks created by the young emerging artists at the curated online gallery from the comfort of their own home, with proceeds going directly to the student artists.
Check out the exhibition at act.missionaustralia.com.au/shop.