FINDING LIGHT – photography course for survivors of sexual assault


This is a free course for survivors of sexual assault, held in Ballarat.

Bookings essential.

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Finding Light is a 6 week photography course that will culminate in the production of a printed book and e-book with photographs created by project participants. We will work on any available equipment including DSLR cameras and phones focusing on creativity in relation to photography. We will look at how creativity can shift our mindset and allow us to be in the present moment, and consider how the way we understand light can change the way we see the world around us. We will produce photographs of a professional quality that are directed by the subject matter of interest to you and bring them together to create a beautiful photobook. Each participant will receive a copy of the book produced and a number of copies will also be available for the Ballarat community.


Please note, while we will touch on camera equipment and some basic settings, this is not a technically focused course, but instead creative based and suitable for any level including absolute beginners.


When: Every Tuesday from 2nd Feb – 9th Mar 2021

Where: Eastwood Leisure Complex, Ballarat central

Time: 10am – 12pm

Max 12 participants


This project is part of Continuous Voices

Continuous Voices is a project that connects trauma and creativity to stand for change and resistance against sexual assault and sexual abuse. The project acknowledges the courage of those who have stood for change and provides hope for these continuous voices to be heard. The project will work towards creating a public space in Ballarat to reflect. The shape of this space and memorial will be determined through creative collaborations with community.


Please note – participants at all sessions will be supported with professional services provided by the Ballarat Centre Against Sexual Assault and/or other trained sexual abuse support workers.

All artists have been trained in Trauma Informed Principles and will be supported to create a safe space for participants throughout the delivery of the project.

All participants retain the right to remain anonymous in their participation.

All participants are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Some age limits apply for workshops.