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23-28 October: A week of exhibition openings

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Three exhibitions and six bodies of great work made by Art Photography students from the Diploma of Photoimaging @ SQIT were opened this week at venues across the Darling Downs.

SHOW 1: INSPIRING WOMEN ~ Shanea Rossiter @ Warwick Regional Art Gallery

The exhibition features portraits of women who have inspired Shanea. The exhibition supported a fundraiser for the Queensland Cancer Council, in particular Breast Cancer. Shanea’s mother is a breast cancer survivor, she told of her story as part of her opening address.

'Inspirational Women' opening address by Narelle (Shanea's mother)

Shanea's portrait subjects line up for a group portrait

See for more details : http://www.warwickdailynews.com.au/story/2011/10/20/images-tell-tale-of-strength.

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SHOW 2: Group Show ~ Cowboys (by Cynthia McBride), Faeries (by Jodi Watt), Phone boxes (Tracey St Johnwood) and Collage (Lorelei Clarke) @ Futures Gallery, SQIT.

The exhibition by these four photographers was opened by artist Adrianne Prague. In the opening address Adrienne spoke of the challenges for photography to be considered art. She drew on her knowledge of the history of art including the artist Joshua Reynolds.

Tracey, Lorelei, Cynthia and Jodi listen to Adrienne's opening address

Jodi Watt's image wall

Faeries in the landscape

Image from Cynthia McBride's "Camooweal Calling"

Lorelei Clarke and her collages

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SHOW 3: 2011 CANNONBALL RUN (Charity Ride) by Lindsey Collier @ Pittsworth Regional Art Gallery.

This exhibition consists of a documentary series that Lindsey made of the dirt bike charity ride fro Bribie Island in Queensland to the Barossa Valley  via Uluru. The ride supported the DEBRA Charity and raised $34,000. The exhibition featured framed images, a limited edition book and video fusion presentations of the event.

2011 Cannonball Run exhibition @ Pittsworth Regional Art Gallery

Lindsey Collier (centre) being photographed with Debra representatives Simone Baird (l) and Sue McKenna (r)

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NEWS STORY: http://www.cannonballride.com.au/joomla/index.php/media/54-media-stories/106-pittsworth-sentinel-

A PICTURE GALLERY: http://www.behance.net/gallery/2011-Cannonball-Charity-Ride/1915715

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All photos by Doug Spowart

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