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Anoushka Blake, Lae-Ella Sinniah, and Emily Wilson.

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It is all about perspective, and Rewire Youth Mag that features opinions, art, and ideas of the youth of the Northern Rivers is being launched next week.

‘It has been an incredible collaboration between the creative team,’ said Lisa Apostolides who has project managed the magazine and is the director of the Byron Youth Theatre.

‘Anoushka Blake, Lae-Ella Sinniah, and Emily Wilson have worked with two SAE graphic design students, Jodi Havill and Kirsty Martin, and their head of department Donna Crotty, to bring the magazine to life.’

Lisa Apostolides holding the magazine.

Creativity and expression

Always more work than initially imagined, everyone said it was a really rewarding opportunity.

‘I loved the experience! Lisa created a lovely space for us young people to come together and create something beautiful,’ said Emily.

‘Seeing the behind-the-scenes of compiling all the amazing submitted works, the discussions, communicating ideas or problems, and then to see it all come to life in hard copy was wonderful. The Zoom meeting with the design students was great, it felt good to have so many passionate people keen to make the magazine the best it could be. Everyone being so on board and the young people of our area handing in such beautiful artworks and written pieces made the experience really enjoyable.’

Graphic designers Kirsty and Jodi both expressed how much fun and how enjoyable working with the team at Rewire had been.

‘It was an exciting experience, the artwork and poetry was very inspiring from the Northern Rivers youth,’ said graphic designer Kirsty Martin.

SAE graphic design students, Jodi Havill and Kirsty Martin, with Lisa Apostolides.

‘Working with Lisa and the Rewire team was fantastic,’ Jodi told The Echo.

‘To be involved in passion projects is what I love to do. Although Kirsty and I have very different styles we were able to tie everything together and make it work, finding our own strengths and weaknesses along the way, we were totally thrilled with the outcome for Rewire and for us on a personal level. The creative freedom we had was amazing!’

If you are interested in picking up a copy you can order them online from the Rewire website.


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