The expression “taking photographs” is a curious and revealing usage. In English, we don’t “make” photographs, we “take” them. When photographing nature – wildlife, plants, landscapes – it can seem that the photographer “captures” a beauty already there, taking something that belongs to the subject, but without diminishing the subject.
Bronwyn Silver, Geoff Park and Patrick Kavanagh roam the goldfields of Central Victoria, stealing images of the beauty they find. Birds, mammals, plants, insects. Not even mosses and lichens are safe from their pilfering ways!
While the targets of their larceny are unaffected by the process, these thieves have been profoundly altered by the images they’ve stolen from the wild, seeing more deeply into the wonders of the natural environment. They are happy to share their bounty at Newstead Arts Hub this December.
Newstead Railway Arts hub is accepting expressions of interest to exhibit in 2019.
We would be delighted to be contacted by artists who live or work in our local community or from further afield. The exhibition space is suited to solo or group shows.
The conditions of entry can be found on the website here:
Please email us email@example.com by December 20th 2018 to indicate your interest, providing the following information:
Your name and address
The preferred dates to exhibit (exhibitions run monthly)
Two representational images which is indicative of your work/ your groups work
A short description of the work in three sentences.
A shortlist will be in accordance of the Arts Hubs priority which is:
Building creative networks in our region
Supporting arts activities in Newstead
Working with the Newstead community
After the expressions of interest close the management committee of the Arts Hub will shortlist the applications according to the diversity of artistic ideas, fit the creative rationale with the Arts Hub priorities and the dates proposed.
The Hubs decision will be final but some feedback will be provided if desired.