Launceston through the eyes of residents

In an attempt to engage the public in the development of its future policy, Launceston City Council has opened an exhibition to show how residents perceive their own community.

The 100 eyes 100 voices exhibition, held at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, features a collection of images and recorded interviews collated by a range of community members.

Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said: “100 eyes 100 voices is an insightful and moving exhibition that reflects what our community values most: our beautiful natural and built heritage, cultural attractions, spectacular parks and the amazingly diverse people that make Launceston a unique and special place to live.”

In July, the council distributed 100 disposable cameras to randomly selected residents and asked them to capture the area’s distinctive images. Alanvale TAFE students also took part in the project by recording interviews with residents about the region’s assets. 

The project, along with public forums, surveys and visual mapping projects with school students, forms part of the public consultation process to develop a community plan for the city.

The exhibit will run at the museum until August 7, with the works to then be displayed at the council’s customer service area until September.

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