The theme of the project this time asks our community to reflect on the range of emotions they have experienced within the reality of being socially isolated during a global pandemic.
Amongst many expressions of collective and individual emotions like fear, sadness, anger, loneliness and exhaustion - hope keeps rising to the surface.
We have a renewed desire for a better future, and a new understanding about different ways of living and working has emerged. Many have embraced technology in a way they may never have experienced it otherwise, our families and even our pets know each other better than before, others have taken advantage of being out in their own gardens, learned another language or how to make sourdough bread. We have a new respect for those working in roles in our community, whose essential work might not have been as highly recognised previously: our transport workers; frontline grocery staff; our artists; our teachers; our home-working parents - alongside our nurses and other healthcare professionals.
This project aims to capture that hope, and celebrate the positive spirit of our community now, in this unique point in time. What does your truth look like right now? Is it a reflection of your hopes for the future?
The Castlemaine INSIDE OUT Project shines a spotlight on three different community groups:
Toddlers (18 months to 3 years) photographed by their families
Castlemaine Secondary School students with portraits of themselves or fellow students
General public (individuals 18+), spanning the gamut of adulthood in all of its stages.
We will look into the faces of our children and young people whose confidence, optimism and joy so often inspire the best in the rest of us. We will look into the faces of our adults whose experience; wisdom and insight cannot be forgotten in the safe passage toward all of our collective futures.