Portraits of Justice was an initiative of Barwon Community Legal Service, supported by City of Greater Geelong through its Community Grants Program and also funded by the Victoria Law Foundation.

The idea was to encourage young people to learn about the justice system through a series of workshops. By engaging with local professionals, they were able to learn about legal services available to them, and they also had the opportunity to paint portraits of those professionals, including a magistrate, a police officer and a lawyer.

I designed bright and fun posters as well as social media posts to encourage Geelong’s youth to participate in the project. As a member of Geelong Illustrators, I tutored the young participants as they painted their portraits and I curated an exhibition of the finished portraits.

I also designed a booklet that young people can refer to if they need legal assistance, which is illustrated with the portraits they drew under my guidance as a Geelong Illustrator member. This booklet has now been reprinted for general distribution.

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