Shopfronts snap­shot of tal­ent

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

Boarded shopfronts have been turned into a vi­brant dis­play of lo­cal art thanks to a joint project be­tween a Kar­ratha shop­ping cen­tre and a com­mu­nity pho­tog­ra­phy club.

The Kar­ratha Red Dirt Cam­era Club was ap­proached by Kar­ratha City Shop­ping Cen­tre last month to fea­ture its pho­tos on the oth­er­wise plain white board­ing out­side sev­eral va­cant shopfronts next to Kmart.

Red Dirt Cam­era Club sec­re­tary Chris­tine Sewell said club mem­bers had “jumped at the op­por­tu­nity” to dis­play 20 pho­tos rep­re­sent­ing var­i­ous ex­pe­ri­ences of Kar­ratha through a mix of land­scape, peo­ple and ac­tion shots.

“It’s so ex­cit­ing,” she said. “There are a few peo­ple (in the club) who are pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers, but the ma­jor­ity are am­a­teurs, so it is a great op­por­tu­nity to see our im­ages on dis­play.

About 10 group mem­bers sub­mit­ted pho­tos for the ex­hi­bi­tion, with the cen­tre mak­ing the fi­nal se­lec­tion and pay­ing for print­ing and in­stal­la­tion of the works.

The dis­play went up last Tues­day and will stay up in­def­i­nitely.

Ms Sewell thanked the shop­ping cen­tre for the op­por­tu­nity on be­half of the cam­era club.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

Re­becca DiBattista, Chris­tine Sewell, Diane Bartlett and Kar­ratha City Shop­ping Cen­tre man­ager Me­lanie Garbin.

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