The Instagram platform @getaroundit_sa, which showcases South Australia’s young Thinkers, Makers and Doers, was launched this month over three jam-packed Youth Week events.

Hoping to challenge the idea that be successful young people must leave the state, Get Around It showcases the stories of youth “who are the quiet achievers in our own backyards doing what they love and having a positive impact,” says Commissioner Helen Connolly.

Commissioner Helen Connolly with staff at the NEO Art Gallery of SA pop-up

With this in mind, the Commissioner and her team travelled the city this Youth Week with a backdrop depicting a South Aussie backyard and a folding clothesline, and set up a pop-up photobooth in three locations over three separate days.

At the Rundle Malls Balls, The Art Gallery of South Australia’s Neo Teen Takeover, and Parkfest at Light Square, hundreds of youth had the opportunity to see the Polaroid-style pictures of some of these inspiring young achievers pegged to the Get Around It’s portable clothesline, as well as have their own picture taken.

 

With a selection of props and costumes on hand, young people decked themselves out for a backyard party on the go.

The pictures, available to view on Facebook, reveal a colourful collage of South Australia’s many young citizens. The Commissioner is also encouraging those who know an inspiring person aged between 14 and 22 to get in contact and have their picture pegged up on the line along with the other young achievers of SA. (CommissionerCYP@sa.gov.au)

 

photos pinned to the Get Around It clothesline

 

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