The Empathy Project is a creative collaboration between a group of young students and local artist Mary-Rose Riley. Through a series of workshops led by Riley, students explored the concept of empathy, understanding emotions (our own and of those around us), as well as the importance of building healthy relationships within personal networks. The multimedia installation at Arts Space Wodonga is the culmination of the visual, written and verbal activities undertaken by the students, as well as Riley's body of work, developed during and as a response to this project.
This exhibition forms part of the Wodonga Council's involvement in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. This global campaign seeks to raise awareness about violence against women and its imapct on their physical, psychological, social and spiritual welbeing.