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June – SQIT Photo Student mosaic for Empire Theatre’s 100th

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Students help celebrate the Empire’s 100th Anniversary

 Students from my Commercial Photography class recently spent a couple of hours documenting Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre. The images were integrated by me into a 2.1 metre-long trans-luminated mosaic image. The work was integrated into the exhibition ‘100 years Empire Theatre: Historical items from the Theatre’s collection‘ at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.

The Empire Theatre is well-known for the Art Deco architectural structure and decorative elements that were part of its 1930s reconstruction. The building is a photographer’s delight as at every turn there are new views and design elements that can create great abstract forms.

After photography the images were optimised by students and passed over for integration into the triptich’s 70 x 210cm design.

The EMPIRE image mosaic by SQIT students

SEE the Toowoomba Chronicle details   http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2011/05/17/evolution-empire-toowoomba/

The exhibition @ the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

The exhibition at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery includes a photographic exhibition of the reconstruction of the Empire that was undertaken in 1996-7. The photographer was Lucy Robertson-Cuninghame and the images were completed at the time as part of her Associate Diploma of Photography work.

SEE the Chronicle story for details   http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2011/05/23/theatres-rich-history-on-show/

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Written by Cooper+Spowart

June 19, 2011 at 10:14 am

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