OTHER SIDE OF FAME

Cockburn Gazette - - HEALTH WATCH -

HER role in front of the cam­era made her an in­ter­na­tional star but Hamil­ton Hill res­i­dent Jane Hitch­cock has taken a dif­fer­ent ap­proach ahead of a lo­cal art ex­hi­bi­tion.

Hitch­cock’s dis­tin­guished mod­el­ling ca­reer saw her grace Vogue, Elle, Glam­our and Harper’s Bazaar, among other high-pro­file publi­ca­tions, af­ter scor­ing a break as a teen in New York in the late ‘60s.

Turn­ing her hand to pho­tog­ra­phy, she will be among 58 lo­cal artists fea­tur­ing at Cock­burn’s Show Off 13 art ex­hi­bi­tion, start­ing this Satur­day.

“I was de­lighted when lo­cal artist friends of mine en­cour­aged me to be in the ex­hi­bi­tion,” she said.

“I’ll be ex­hibit­ing the so­phis­ti­cated, sen­sual, ex­pres­sive life of flow­ers through my eyes with pho­tog­ra­phy.

“I be­lieve beauty con­nects us to love and that’s some­thing ev­ery­body is happy to re­ceive.”

Hitch­cock said she was not ner­vous ahead of the ex­hi­bi­tion, which will be held at the Me­mo­rial Hall.

“It’s all a part of the ex­pe­ri­ence,” she said. “It should be fun.”

Hitch­cock will be one nine first-time Show Off ex­hibitors, with her work to fea­ture among more than 120 in­di­vid­ual pieces.

Cock­burn’s cul­tural de­vel­op­ment co-or­di­na­tor Cas­san­dra Cooper said the ex­hi­bi­tion showed the im­mense depth and breadth of artists who live and work in Cock­burn.

“The artists par­tic­i­pat­ing come from a wide va­ri­ety of artis­tic back­grounds with some of Western Aus­tralia’s most well-known and re­spected artists to new and emerg­ing artists and ev­ery­thing in be­tween,” she said.

“It is a very eclec­tic ex­hi­bi­tion with works in a va­ri­ety of me­dia from oils to wa­ter­colour to stone, glass and rayon thread.

“The City is proud of its artist com­mu­nity and takes this op­por­tu­nity to Show Off just a snap­shot of the tal­ented peo­ple who have cho­sen to live in our com­mu­nity.”

Picture: Paul McGovern

Hamil­ton Hill res­i­dent Jane Hitch­cock with her work.

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