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19 Sept Shutterbug Photo Comp – Carnival of Flowers

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To coincide with he annual Carnival of Flowers in Toowoomba a competition called ShutterBug Tales takes place. This year I participated as a judge for the comp alongside photographers John Elliott and Maurice Alamos. The judging was held in the theatre of the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE and was an unusual event. The audience, consisting of entrants and interested members of the public, watched on and asked questions of the judges about their selection of the finalists – the winners were determined later ‘in camera’.

Maurice, Doug, Peter, Heather (organiser)+John

A presentation to the winners was made on September 19 and was attended by around 40 interested persons. The Mayor of the Toowoomba Regional Council Peter Taylor even got into the spirit of things by making an image or two on the night.

The winners were:

SEE this link for further details and the Carnival of Flowers


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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June 19, 2011 at 10:14 am

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