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Garage Barbershop Exhibition

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by Janelle (subscribe)
I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
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Stylish Fades And Shades
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Stylish shots

Blacktown Arts Centre is the home of a beautiful exhibition that chronicles a project of empowerment. The grand opening on Thursday 11 May provided a chance for many local dignitaries to mingle with the families and friends of the photographic subjects.

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Barbershop in a gallery

Garage Barbershop tells the story of Charles Lomu mentoring five young men in his Western Sydney garage. By learning the craft of barbering they have gained valuable skills as well as improving their self-confidence and maturity. It was interesting to see the pictures and read the bios of the 'Original 5'.

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The Original 5

Various people spoke at the opening including the mayor of Blacktown but the highlight was the heartfelt words of one of the 'Original 5' young men who participated in the project. You could feel the passion he had for this new direction his life had taken and the special friendships he had developed with his garage barbershop mates.

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4 of the Original 5

The images by Harold David are intense and luminous and have been displayed in a sensitive and joyful way. Central to the exhibition is the old-school barbershop where one can book a free 'checkup from the neck up' with Charles Lomu and his team on Thursdays 10am to 4pm during the exhibition.

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Book in for a free shade & fade

I feel this exhibition celebrates the community of Western Sydney and shows how it is possible to effect change on few that will impact on many.

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The garage barbershop

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Why? To gain an insight into the young men of Western Sydney.
When: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
Phone: 02 8821 9150
Where: Blacktown Arts Centre
Cost: Free
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