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Learn more about how the Anthony Costa Foundation is making a difference in the places where the families live and work.

EVENT: FY23 Charity Golf Day

Each year the Foundation hosts a Charity Golf Day to benefit an organisation and/or issue important to the Foundation. The Day also provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the Foundation and the work it does in the places where we live and work with our many business partners.

This year’s event will take place on Friday 25 November 2022 at Londsdale Links and will benefit Ocean Mind. Ocean Mind provides therapeutic surf programs for young people who are experiencing mental health challenges, social isolation and disabilities. Using a simple mix of Surfing, Mentoring and Fun they create a therapeutic environment for young people to challenge themselves, learn new skills and flourish.

For more information about this year’s event please contact the Foundation.

NEWS: Magical augmented-reality street art KIN celebrating young leaders of Geelong Installed

At first glance, Tarryn Love, Quinn Earthchild and Mutheinchri Ra seem worlds apart. Tarryn Love is a proud Gunditjimara Keeray Woorrong woman who has grown up on Wadawurrung country. As an artist she is committed to exploring the theoretical and political value of First Nation arts practice. Quinn Earth Child is a queer permaculturalist, artist and musician, inspiring radical sustainable change in the Northern suburbs of Geelong. Mutheinchri is a Karenni refugee, currently studying to become a NAATI certified translator. She is passionate about supporting her local Karenni community to live their best lives here in Geelong.

The common ground between the three is their quiet leadership – young people living their ideals each day and inspiring change in the Geelong community. These three young leaders are recognised in a new installation created by Laura Alice, an extraordinary artist who has created a name for herself through her inky paintings and street art. She has a passion for using art to share untold stories and through this project she highlights the incredible diversity of the Geelong community, shining a light on some of the young people quietly leading the way in our region.

The installation features portraits of Tarryn, Quinn and Mutheinchri surrounded by artistic elements created by the vibrant communities that hold them – Tarryn’s mob, the Friend of Cowies Creek and the Drawn Together artistic collective. But just like the young people pictured, the installation involves more than is obvious on first glance. When visitors point their smart phone at the artwork, they are delighted by a magical augmented-reality show. The wall is brought to life by beautiful animations interwoven with music and the voices of the young leaders.

The new installation has taken pride of place on a large wall on the building at 17-19 Fenwick Street, Geelong owned by Elaine and Anthony Costa that was calling out for a better purpose.

Behind the project is the Bluebird Foundation and the Anthony Costa Foundation. The Bluebird Foundation is a Geelong-based not-for-profit dedicated to providing quality arts programs that make a real difference in people’s lives. The Anthony Costa Foundation is family foundation established by the Anthony and Elaine Costa and Robert and Rita Costa families to make a positive impact in the communities where the families live and work by ensuring equity in education; improving community health and well-being; and building vibrant and fair communities.