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Secure Welfare

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Bloomfield & Ascot Vale

Our artists have been working in Secure Welfare for the last 15 years.

They work one-on-one with each young person, or in small groups, writing lyrics focusing on the positive aspects of their story, exploring themes such as hope, dreams, regret, change, education and the future.

“Music is a fantastic way to connect with these kids. They all relate to hip-hop and will mostly speak openly and frankly when writing a lyric. I am often surprised by their willingness to be truthful and vulnerable, and I have no doubt that music and song writing makes this possible. These kids’ lives are very chaotic, most are out of school and drifting so the achievement and completion of a recorded song is significant.”

– Justin Holland: SDTC Music Director

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Over the years there have been a number of fantastic artworks created inside the Secure Welfare units.

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The mosaic works are permanently exhibited on the walls and in the gardens.

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