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Ripple Effect, by Johnny Murray

Artwork Title: Ripple Effect This painting represents the Boys to the Bush organisation held up by its core values; Engagement, Community & Resilience. You will notice that everything is duplicated in threes. The circles are painted in threes and the lines leading into and away from the circles are all in threes. What this represents is us paying respect to where we’ve come from (the past) where we are now (the present) and where we aim to be moving forward (the future). Some paths are more direct represented by the straight lines, where others paths and others journeys may take a little longer. The repeated lines outside of the circles and between the paths represent the positive ‘Ripple Effect’ that Boys to the Bush has in the community, a young person’s family and ultimately the positive effect it has in a young person becoming the best version of themselves. The colour green is used as the dominant colour in this artwork as it represents one of the main…

Every bit helps

Three and a half years ago myself and two good mates had an idea. We thought we might run a couple of camps open to the public each year in our spare time. We thought it would be a great way for some young fellas to experience what it is like to spend some time on a farm, learn to fish and just spend some time away from their creature comforts. We thought “Let’s have a crack!” Three and a half years ago seems like a lifetime ago now. Since then we have allowed Boys to the Bush to grow organically and have adjusted things accordingly. We have learnt so much about running an organisation as well as exactly what we are aiming to achieve. We now know that what we do works. We know that we must remain committed to supporting the young fellas we are lucky enough to build a rapport with. We know that what we do goes far beyond just having kids on camps. We know that we are genuinely changing and saving the lives of so many lads that are doing it tough. It is through no fault…