Entries now open for ‘Photo Voice’ bush fire exhibition

16 October, 2020Posted in: Community
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New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Foundation (FireAid) are inviting photographers from across the Shire to join them as they prepare a special photo exhibition documenting last season’s ‘Black Summer’ bushfires.

Council’s Group Manager of Corporate and Community, Danielle Lidgard said the Southern Highlands had endured unimaginable anguish following the Green Wattle Creek and Morton bush fires.

“In the weeks that followed the bush fires we heard devastating tales of loss and grief,” she said.  “But we also learnt of remarkable stories of heroism, resilience and mateship.”

“The idea behind this photo exhibition is to document and continue to capture a lasting record of those moments that represent the spirit and recovery of our community.

“This may include images of firefighters on the fire-front, recovery of the environment or the journey of renewal.”

Entitled ‘Photo Voice: Renewal and Resilience’, the exhibition is open to both professional and amateur photographers who were directly involved or affected by the 2019/20 bush fires.

“Once we collate all the submissions we’ll be taking the exhibition on the road to some of our hardest hit bush fire affected communities,” Ms Lidgard said.

“We know that many of these images will be raw and emotional,” she added.  “But we believe that they’ll also display a great sense of hope and strength.”

Photo Voice: Renewal and Resilience photographic exhibition is presented by Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Bush Fire Social Recovery Committee and the Southern Highlands Foundation – FireAid.

Entries close Monday 26 October 2020. 

For more information including registration details visit artsfile.com.au/editorial/photovoice.

A total of $4000 in prize money will be awarded across the exhibition.

The Photo Voice: Renewal and Resilience photographic community exhibition will subsequently visit the villages of Wingello and Balmoral as part of this year’s Arts Trail.

  • Wingello Community Hall –              8 November, 10am to 2pm
  • Balmoral Community Hall –              15 November, 10am to 2pm

Entry to both exhibitions will be free.

For more information contact Council on phone 4868 0888 or email cath.brennan@wsc.nsw.gov.au.