Sistema Whangarei has collaborated on a project where the young musicians, tutors and whanau have been photographed by NorthTec students in a portrait style and with the theme of "our relationships in music".

The photos were shot in the Shutter Room studio and the exhibition opening tomorrow evening will be the prelude to a youth-filled music week with an open morning for Whangarei Youth Music at the Old Library Music Hub on Saturday from 10am-12pm.

Various youth music groups will perform and there will be an opportunity to try instruments.

The week-long photo exhibition opens tomorrow at the Shutter Room, behind the Old Library, beginning at 5.15pm, with music by the Sistema children and Whangarei Youth Music choir.