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