January 11, 2023
An exhibition celebrating the journey of the Blackjack Camera Club Inc will open at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery on Friday, January 27.
Through the Lens Photography Exhibition is a selection of highlights taken by members of the Blackjack Camera Club Inc, which is based in Gunnedah.
Blackjack Camera Club president Wendy Carpenter said the exhibition was as diverse as the club’s members.
“In the past seven years, we have seen membership change, but the passion remains the same,” Wendy said.
“This collection of photographs is a reflection of the path we have travelled, the excursions, the travels, the everyday moments of magic, the workshops and the quest to learn more. It captures how we all see moments in so many different ways.
“There are some beautiful artworks in Through the Lens. Seeing the exhibition come together is really exciting. There is a phenomenal wealth of talent among the members and we are thrilled to be able to share the skill of our own local photographers.
“There are 44 photographers represented in the exhibition of more than 90 photographs.
“Through the Lens exhibition has been made possible by the support of Gunnedah Shire Council through a Section 356 Arts and Cultural Grant, and we hope that all members of our community and visitors to our town over the summer have the opportunity to come to the gallery and enjoy these spectacular photographs.”
Gunnedah Shire Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Michael Cornford said the exhibition had something for everyone.
“Through the Lens captures an era in Gunnedah and beyond,” he said. “There are a wide spectrum of life-filled moments captured at local events such as the Gunnedah Show, through to portraits, landscapes and wildlife.
“This is an exhibition worth seeing – it will provide a glimpse into life through the eyes and lenses of these talented local photographers.”
Through the Lens Photography Exhibition opens on the evening of Friday, January 27, 2023, and closes on Saturday, February 25. For more information, visit www.thecivic.com.au
Caption: Blackjack Camera Club members pictured against the sunset. Image: Paul Williams.
For more information, contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Communications team on (02) 6740 2100.