Saturday, August 13, 2022



Entries open for Landcare photography comp

The sixth annual Gomaren & Doctors Creek Catchment Landcare Group ‘Focus on Farms’ photography competition is underway with a wide range of categories for people of all ages. A key component of the competition is that all photos must be taken in the Darling Downs, defined as the Toowoomba, Southern Downs, Western Downs and Goondiwindi regions.

Arts About – Shroud at the EDGE

Nancy Whittaker. As the Maldon in Winter 2022 Festival becomes ever colder, another intriguing exhibition will open at the EDGE Galleries on Saturday, 9 July, from 5pm -7pm. The exhibition entitled Shroud is more than fascinating in itself. However, the opening will be further enhanced by performance artist and EDGE Galleries Director Simon Dow presenting a provocation, which is called ‘the conditioning’.

Aurukun dancer inspires a prize winning portrait

Eric Yunkaporta was about to step onto the ceremonial dance grounds at Laura when photographer Wayne Quilliam asked if he could take a quick photo. The picture of Mr Yunkaporta in his ceremonial headgear and body paint, titled Silent Strength, has now won a $50,000 prize.

Rural Aid photography winners announced

“The Spirit of the Bush competition attracts photos from every corner of the country and reflects every part of life on the land. It’s mesmerizing to see the highs and lows of farm life reflected in action shots, sweeping horizons and moments of quiet reflection” : John Warlters, Rural Aid CEO.

Coen art shines in the big smoke

Coen artist Naomi Hobson has given four local youths an unforgettable experience by taking them to the launch of her Adolescent Wonderland exhibition in Sydney. It’s the third installation of the much hyped exhibition, which first launched in 2019 and features photographs of Coen youths around the community.

Hornet highlight: Video and photos of the fast jet in the sky

Richard Malawkin managed to take some stunning photos of the F/A-18F Super Hornet flying over Kyogle on April 25. The jet was fast yet Richard captured an image. Here’s how he did it ...

Arts About – Photography is the flavour of the month

Nancy Whittaker. The Maldon Photography Competition (MPC) for 2021 was opened by Maree Edwards Bendigo West MP, who made the very salient point that photography is more important than ever for documenting history as it is happening in Ukraine. She emphasised the important work EDGE is doing in promoting photography as an art form, as it ensures that history is concrete and not lost.

Exhibition tackling social isolation

Make sure to visit the Newstead Arts Hub this February to see a collection of portraits taken by local Anglican Church Reverend Darcy Vaughan. The exhibition, open during the weekends, tackles issues of social isolation and how our communities function when faced with anxiety and uncertainty.

IBHuman – the BIG Reveal!

Nancy Whittaker. The MANet upcoming IBHuman Portrait Prize exhibitions are to be held at the EDGE Gallery. The Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media finalists exhibition will be held from 5-13 February and Photography Finalists will be held from 19 – 27 February.

Efsta’s photography takes the Barkly by storm

Born and bred local Efsta Konidaris’ newest hobby has been taking the Barkly by storm! The keen mountain biking local is well known for her businesses Tennant Creek Emporium and Total Sports, and it was by chance on a ride she took a photo with her phone and the social media reception went viral.

Bee Keeper image finds sweet spot in National #AgDayAU Photo Competition

A stunning snapshot of apiculture has taken out first place in the 2021 National #AgDayAU Photo Competition. This year, the competition received a record number of awe-inspiring entries, all capturing the many diverse agricultural careers right across the country.

Anglican parish news – headers to harvest

Ruth Arthur. On Monday, following a call from my sister, Diane, that she thought there might be a photo opportunity in Moulamein not seen before, I travelled to see her and the new experience for Moulamein that was about to happen.

The Old Kirk excites with ‘Artography’

Gai Pritchett. A collaboration of art and photography is featured in Julianne Gosper’s intricate detailed paintings of amazing birds and animals and the ethereal photography of Brian McGrath. “Artography” will be exhibited at the Old Kirk, Yamba Museum from Friday November 26 to Thursday December 23, 2021 ... Julianne Gosper is a Clarence Valley based artist who has had a lifelong fascination with the natural world ... Photographer Brian (Dino) McGrath spent his initial childhood years in the small town of Harden/Murrumburrah in the Riverina Region of NSW.

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