Annual photographic exhibition goes virtual
Like so many others, the Wattle Range Council’s photographic exhibition has evolved this year due to the pandemic situation. The 2020 exhibition will be virtual, with closing date being extended till Saturday, October 10th.
And the the launch of the calendar and announcement of prize winners Sunday 29th November.
Held annually, the exhibition captures the vibrancy and diversity of our Wattle Range region and has proven to be a great opportunity for photographers to exhibit their images, demonstrated by the number of entries in previous years. Since its inception in 2009, this photographic exhibition has developed to become a premier photographic event in South Australia.
As has happened in previous years, the photographs entered will once again be the basis for the highly sought-after Wattle Range Community Calendar. The 2021 calendar will be launched, and the exhibition prize-winners announced, on Sunday, November 29. Prize winning photographs will be hung in the Millicent Gallery and all entries will be featured virtually on a large screen in the gallery over November and December. The winning photographs and a snapshot of all participating photographers are represented in the Calendar and many photographs are also featured in council publications, promotional materials and town banners.
Council’s Manager Libraries and Cultural Services and curator of the exhibition, Janice Nitschke is excited to see what the 2020 exhibition will have to offer. “Millicent can certainly stake a claim to being the centre of photography, home to the Limestone Coast Photographic Group, whose members continue to support this exhibition. They also mentor photographers, enabling the amateur photographer to learn and grow and those who are more adept to continue to develop and expand their knowledge and pass it on. This year the Camera Club is sponsoring the Landscape category,” Mrs Nitschke said.
“Additionally, there are two new categories this year," she added. "The first is Drone Photography acknowledging the increasing interest in this format, as last year drone photography featured across multiple categories. Also, with the development of the Penola Town Square, there has been a request to expand the collection of photography depicting this town initiative."
“With the change to the format Council have decided not to charge an entry fee for this years exhibition, and all entries are to be submitted in digital format to the Millicent Library or Visitor Information Centres,” Mrs Nitschke explained.
“With ten categories up for grabs, plus a youth award, there is plenty of scope for the photographer to find that special image and we look forward to once again receiving a diverse portrayal of our district and its people.”
Details of competition categories and entry forms are available on Council’s website www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au. Any enquiries can be directed to the Millicent Library.
For further information please contact:
Janice Nitschke, Manager Libraries & Cultural Services
Telephone: (08) 8733 0900