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Emerging creatives in Karratha have explored mental health issues as part of a new exhibit at the Red Earth Arts Precinct.

The Photo Speak art exhibition opened last week and features images by the Karratha Girls Academy Year 7 and 8 students.

The photos were taken using mobile phones to explore themes of connection, movement, gratitude, and stress.

Karratha Girls Academy program manager Jodi Bampton said the program had been an important conversation starter for her students.

“We are blown away by the number of people who came along to the opening of Photo Speak to support our girls,” she said.

“You could see how proud the girls were when they were pointing out their images to their families and community members and explaining the background behind their photo.”

Headspace Pilbara’s Community Development Worker Diana Juskov said she was impressed by the student’s engagement in the program.

“We at headspace Pilbara are astounded by the student’s ability to utilise photography as a tool for mental health education,” she said.

The exhibit will be on display until October 16.

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