'Home Is Where My Heart Is' - A Retrospective Exhibition

YACWA, Shelter WA, Commissioner for Children & Young People and Brookfield Place presents: 'Home Is Where My Heart Is' - A Retrospective Exhibition.

Established in 2008, ‘Home Is Where My Heart Is’ is a peer mentorship and photographic exhibition capturing the reality of youth homelessness in Western Australia.

Run by the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) this project partners young and emerging photographers with young people who have experience of homelessness.

Conceived as a novel way of campaigning around the issue of youth homelessness, ‘Home Is Where My Heart Is’ inserts names, faces, and personal narratives into the discussion of homelessness to dispel the many myths surrounding young homeless people.

Working together, participants explore the concept of what ‘home’ means to them through photography. Images are then displayed at the Home Is Where My Heart is Exhibition as part of Homelessness Week in August each year.

These moving and diverse images offer insight into the lives of young people who experience homelessness in WA between 2008 to 2016, and act as a catalyst for widespread community education and discussion about such issues.

The Retrospective Exhibition will be in the Lobby of Tower 1 at Brookfield Place from Monday 5 August to Friday 16 August. All photographs on exhibit can be purchased, with all funds going directly to supporting the homeless.