The Wattle Range Council Photographic Exhibition is held annually in the Millicent Gallery, captures the vibrancy and diversity of the Wattle Range Region. Entries must be taken within the Council area and represent our region with an emphasis on People, Places, Business and Industry and Sport and Leisure.
Beginning in 2007 the exhibition has grown over the years into a very popular event that photographers from all over the region are excited about entering. With 7 categories and prizemoney of over $3000 the exhibition affords all photographers from the professional to the new photographer, the opportunity to showcase their photography and talent.
Photographs from the exhibition are selected to be published in the Wattle Range Council Calendar which is highly sought after every year. It is a fantastic way to have photographers’ talents put on display.
Images from this exhibition are also used (with the permission of the photographers) in promotional activities for Council such as banners, posters and brochures.
Mayor Peter Gandolfi opened the Wattle Range Photographic Exhibition on Friday evening before a crowd of over 180 people, including photographers, their families and members of the community. In its eleventh year, the record number of entries received exceeded all expectation, with 444 entries in 10 categories and 40 outstanding junior entries, the exhibition opening filling the Millicent Gallery to capacity. Mayor Gandolfi commented on the outstanding photography reflecting the diversity of Wattle Range and the talented youth who exhibited.
“Every year new photographers enter the competition bringing with them new ideas and interpretations of what Wattle Range means to them” he said.
The Exhibition is open Library hours and Sundays from 2-4pm through to August 12, 2018.