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Veritas House was proud to unveil newly commissioned artworks by three local young artists, showcasing their talents alongside the Brett Whiteley exhibition at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. 

Earlier this year, the ‘Veritas Art Project’ was launched to coincide with Youth Week and to mark our forty-year history of supporting children, young people and their families in the region. Expressions of Interest were received from young people aged 12-25 living in Bathurst, Orange and surrounding areas, with the successful artists selected by a committee to have their work formally commissioned. The project was designed to celebrate and nurture artistic talent, as each young person was matched to a local established artist who provided mentoring sessions to support the creation of the artworks. Following the exhibit, the artworks will be installed at the Veritas House centres in Bathurst and Orange, for the enjoyment of local young people accessing the agency’s services for years to come. 

The Veritas Art Project was made possible by a grant provide by Arts OutWest and through sponsorship by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Officeworks Bathurst and Pigments and Palettes; and was also supported by both the Orange Youth Action Council and the Bathurst Youth Council.