Pandora Gallery held an opening night event, for the gallery’s inaugural photography competition / exhibition, on Friday 7th October. It was attended by over fifty people and all were wowed by the calibre of the photographs. Coolah History, Art and Tourism Sub-Committee (CHATS), Chairperson, Janelle Esdaile, opened the event by thanking everyone for attending and commended the community on their support of the competition.
“The committee and I were absolutely overwhelmed by the response to the call out to local photographers, with over 150 photos being entered”, Janelle said.
Janelle went on to explain that the competition is broken into five categories, these being; Landscape, Sun & Light, Water, People and Animals. The competition will run until mid-November, at which point the votes will be counted and the winners in each category will be announced. The photos will remain on show until late November.
An amazing 164 entries in our inaugural Photography Competition! Photos of local areas and local identies to far flung areas of the world! Come into Pandora Gallery to see the amazing photographers in the district and vote for your favourite!
Voting cards, which include a vote for the winner in each category (five votes), are available from the gallery for a gold coin donation.
NB Some of the photos are also available for purchase!
Exhibition runs until late November.
Pandora Gallery is proud to host a special exhibition by talented photographer Allan Coker, from 31st August to 27 September, 2018.
Allan was long been interested in photographing the landscape of the outback before he became interested in photojournalism and capturing aspects of the city and urban lifestyle. He has covered a number of major events including the Youth Olympics, the Sydney Track Classic, the Cola Classic, ANZAC Day and the NSW Ocean Racing Series. He has also documented the great work done by the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.
In this exhibition he combines both interests featuring some local Coolah faces in their ‘habitat’.
During a visit to Coolah earlier this year, Allan wandered around town and saw some interesting faces that he decided he would photograph. The subjects of his work haven’t seen their portrayal yet as the exhibition is under strict secrecy until the opening, on the evening of the 31st August!
The Mudgee Guardian did a great story on the upcoming exhibition, check it out here.