Selected for Saiki - Local photographs to tour internationally
The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum officially opened Intercity Images: Gladstone Saiki Photographic Exchange last Friday 11 April. At the launch, Cr Gail Sellers, Mayor of Gladstone Region presented certificates to thirty of the ninety-five photographers who featured in this exhibition. These thirty locals have had their work selected to be toured to the Region's Sister City, Saiki City, for display later in the year.
Now in its 12th year, Intercity Images invited photographers of the Gladstone Region to capture the spirit of Central Queensland’s lifestyle, people and environment. Thanks to the initiatives of the Gladstone Saiki Sister City Advisory Committee and the support of Gladstone Regional Council, the exchange enticed local photographers to enter almost 150 images. All submissions are currently on display until 26 April.
Many attended the launch hoping to have their named called out as one of the thirty. The President of the Sister City Advisory Committee announced the names as the Mayor and fellow Councillors congratulated the following photographers on their efforts: Bev Dwyer, Brenda Strong, Carolyne Thornton, Charlotte Pomeroy, Claudia Wehrli, Colin Carmichael, Coralie Hackney, Dale Lucy, Darren Smith, Dulcie Benn, Emily James, Gleneth Maryon, Holly Clow, Fay Fawzi, Leeann Keech, Lyn Boyd, Lynda Ninness, Maddie Cook, Marian Simmons, Michael Kornbrekke, Miwako Lucy, Natalia Muszkat, Neville Hebbard, Nyomi Silver, Poya John Sobhanian, Ria Forrest, Ruth Crosson, Tracy James, Trish Adlam and Zachary Jephson.
Judging the entrants this year were Michael Bloyce, Arts and Culture Manager, Jo Duke, Gallery & Museum Curator and Pamela Whitlock, Intercity Images veteran judge and Sister City Advisory Committee Member.
Visitors to the 2014 exhibition will see many family orientated images as well as breath-taking countryside scenes and beautiful photos of local flora. After the exhibition has closed, all of the 6x4" submitted prints are retained by the Museum and added to the local history collection. Each year they are collated together with previous year's entries documenting the day to day changes and concerns of the region's residents.
The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum is located on the corner of Goondoon & Bramston Streets, Gladstone. It is open 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday with FREE admission. The Gallery & Museum will be closed Good Friday, however open Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday as well as ANZAC Day.