CLUB REFLECTS ON PROUD HISTORY
BELMONT Camera Club’s avid photographers have been snapping memories for 20 years.
The club is celebrating its milestone anniversary with the Captured Moments exhibition at Victoria Park Centre for the Arts.
Club secretary and chairwoman of the exhibition committee Di Fitzsimons said everything fell in to place for the celebration.
“We found out that the club started at the Vic Park Centre for the Arts 20 years ago, and we’re hoping to have one of the original members at the opening,” she said.
“Everything sort of came together. This was the right time, the right place.”
Ms Fitzsimons said Peter Stone at the Picture Factory had offered to mat and frame members’ work.
“To see everyone’s faces when they turned the pictures over was such a delight. There’s something special when you take it to that next level,” she said.
“We didn’t put a theme to it, we just said ‘your best picture, your favourite picture’.
“It doesn’t matter whether you took it a long time ago or yesterday.”
Ms Fitzsimons said it was the welcoming, easy-going environment that kept the club going strong, with some 45 members meeting regularly.
“We actually kind of create an unofficial meet-and-greet approach to people when they first come into the club. No one’s on their own and left to fend for themselves,” she said.
“We’re up for a drink and a chat. We have people who are unable to drive, and we’ll do our best to carpool them. We’re not cliquey, everyone mixes.”
The Captured Moments exhibition runs until July 22 at Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, at 12 Kent Street, East Victoria Park.
The club’s work will be on display, there will be talks every day, and raffles featuring prizes from local businesses.
For more information, go to www.belmontcameraclub.myclub.org.au.
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