National Youth Week 2012

From April 13-22, Brisbane celebrated and showcased diverse youth cultures through mini-festivals, photo exhibitions, dance and art workshops, performances, forums, comedy nights, skate events, music events and massive outdoor digital projections. To read the full rundown you can access the PDF here.

In total, more than 200 young people organized 56 workshops, activities and events across Brisbane as part of National Youth Week 2012. Skills were developed in event management, negotiation, problem solving, budgeting and promotion.

More than 1400 young people performed and showcased their talents through the Council supported events which positively portrayed young people’s role in our community. More than 6000 young people and 4000 community members attended Youth Week events in Brisbane.

In addition to providing opportunities for young people to organize, deliver and perform at events, Brisbane NYW 2012 raised the positive profile of young people in Brisbane through a targeted marketing and media campaign. The campaign reached an estimated 100 000 people through 13 newspaper and online articles, inclusion in key council publications, twitter and Facebook promotion (more than 2 million impressions), an online events calendar and public distribution of 6000 postcards and posters to youth services, libraries, retail outlets and coffee shops across Brisbane. The result was an increased awareness of young people’s contribution to Brisbane, regardless of whether readers attended events or not.

Young people involved in NYW represented a diversity of cultures, geographic locations and socio-economic backgrounds. Events were spread across the city from Sandgate to Inala, from Mitchelton to Wynnum and everywhere in between. Activities were delivered by key local partners and supported  young people experiencing homelessness, young people who were unemployed, Indigenous young people, international students, young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, young people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, young people in schools, those that sought experience in event management and those keen to express themselves either directly through local forums, or though performance, music or art mediums.

You can check out past youth week events we’ve run over the last few years, or view the list of activities and events for 2012 below.

A summary of the more than 40 events contributing to the overall program are detailed below:

Date Title of event Location of event
26/03/2012 FRESH International Student Dance workshops Visible Ink, Fortitude Valley
27/03/2012 FRESH: International Students Photography workshops Brisbane Square Library, CBD
Creating online Media Elorac Place Carole Park
Street Art workshops Sandgate PCYC, Deagon
Hiphop dance workshops Zillmere Community Centre, Zillmere
29/03/2012 FRESH International Students Singing workshops Visible Ink, Fortitude Valley
02/04/2012 FRESH International Student Dance workshops Visible Ink, Fortitude Valley
FRESH: International Students Photography workshops Brisbane Square Library, CBD
Dreams’ Art and Photography competition workshops Picabeen Community Centre, Mitchelton
03/04/2012 Hiphop dance workshops Elorac Place, Carole Park
Creating online Media workshop Sandgate PCYC,  Deagon
Street Art workshops Zillmere Community Centre, Zillmere
5/04/2012 FRESH: International Students Photography workshops Brisbane Square Library, CBD
FRESH International Students Singing workshops Visible Ink, Fortitude Valley
10/04/2012 FRESH: International Students Photography workshops Brisbane Square Library, CBD
Street Art workshops Elorac Place, Carole Park
Hiphop dance workshops Sandgate PCYC, Deagon
Creating online Media workshop Zillmere Community Centre,  Zillmere
12/04/2012    FRESH International Students Singing workshops Visible Ink, Fortitude Valley
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Little Day In ADAWS, South Brisbane
Traditional Weaving Kurbingui, Zillmere
BoysTown Youth Week Multimedia Project The Edge, South Brisbane
Celebrating YOUth Wynnum Library, Wynnum Central
The LAUNCH Queen St Mall, Brisbane CBD
Urban Sports Night King George Square, CBD
Writing on the Walls Various around CBD
Belbowrie Chillout Program Bellbowrie
14/04/2012 Enid Gilchrist drafting class Brisbane Square Library, CBD
Inala National Youth Week event DJ Sherrington Park, Inala
YthUndrGrnd 4zzz Radio Station, Fortitude Valley
Jewellery making workshop Chermside Library, Chermside
Manga graphic novel workshop Sunnybank Hills Library , Sunnybank
15/04/2012 Anime film fest: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Brisbane Square Library, CBD
Anime film fest: Grave of the Fireflies Brisbane Square Library, CBD
Street style stencils Garden City Library, Mt Gravatt
16/04/2012 FRESH International Student Dance workshops Visible Ink, Fortitude Valley
17/04/2012 Night Café Reddacliff Place, CBD
FRESH International Students Showcase Visible Ink, Fortitude Valley
18/04/2012 Origami workshop Kenmore Library, Kenmore
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 Xbox play off Inala Library, Inala
Around the corner: Introduction to improvisation Kenmore Library, Kenmore
20/04/2012 Dreams’ Art and Photography Exhibition and prize presentation Picabeen Community Centre, Mitchelton
Our Australian Journeys Brisbane Square Library, CBD
FRESH: International Students Creative Arts Project Brisbane square library, CBD
21/04/2012 Anime film fest: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Brisbane Square Library, CBD
Anime film fest: Millennium Actress Brisbane Square Library, CBD
Queeriosity Captain Bourke Park Kangaroo Point
Making Beats Hiphop Gig Mt Gravatt PCYC, Mt Gravatt
The Kids are Alright The Hive, Fortitude Valley
Young Blood Comedy Night Visible Ink, Fortitude Valley
Dances with Concrete Paddington Skate Park, Paddington
22/04/2012 Horror movie makeup Chermside Library, Chermside
Art-zine workshop Brisbane Square Library, CBD
Games Night King George Square, CBD
Movies at the library: Twilight Garden City Library, Mt Gravatt
23/04/2012 Eye-Pic Exhibition Carindale Library, Carindale
Paper, scissors, rock it! Sunnybank Hills Library , Sunnybank Hills