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Beyond the Stigma – Laneway Light exhibition 

This International Overdose Awareness Day cohealth is creating a light projection installation in the CBD.

From 25–31 August a city laneway will be lit up with images and artworks created by people who have a lived experience of drug dependence, either current or past, personal or indirect. The light installation will also go mobile with the support of the Little Projector Company, with roving bikes taking the light projections to audiences around the Melbourne CBD.

The project aims to highlight the stigma associated with drug use, promote greater compassion and care for people who are drug dependent and create conversations about health-based responses to drug use in the community.

cohealth invites people with lived experience of drug dependence (past or current), their friends and families to contribute art or imagery which will be used to create a digital installation.

No art experience necessary. Artworks may be any medium including photos, paint, illustrations, text or digital art. See the flyer for guidelines on what imagery works best as a projection.

As well as accepting artworks that people have created themselves, cohealth will host an art workshop on Monday 1 August, 11am – 3pm at Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne. This drop-in workshop will be facilitated by cohealth’s City Street Health team, and participants will be supported to create an artwork that will be incorporated into the Beyond the Stigma installation.

More info about the art workshop: alice.kelson@cohealth.org.au

Artists can remain anonymous or be identified by name.

Download the flier for more info.

Deadline for contributions 10 August 2022

More info on how to contribute: lanie.harris@cohealth.org.au

Beyond The Stigma – Laneway Light Exhibition 
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