The 54th Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts begins on Friday June 10 and runs through to Monday June 13, 2011. It is a unique Australiana-style festival that displays high quality works of Australian artists.
With the major focus being on the arts of painting, photography, poetry, and short story writing, the festival will proudly award four bronze statuettes in recognition of the finest work in each of the four categories.
As winner of the 2008 bronze statuette for photography, I appreciate the continued opportunity and support that the festival provides to Australian photographers. The photography competition and exhibition is open to professional and amateur Australian photographers.
This year sees local professional photographer Denise Yates in the role of Photography Coordinator for the festival. Denise said she has "received some amazing prints so far", and is grateful to those who have entered the exhibition.
Denise said she cannot wait to show the festival visitors the amazing photographic work in the new exhibition venue at 117 Main Street Grenfell during this year's festival.
My Exhibition Entries
This year, I will be exhibiting eight professionally printed, mounted and matted photographic prints as part of the photography exhibition.
Each of my images is professionally printed on Kodak Professional Supra Endura lustre photographic paper by Digital Works in Hallam, Victoria.
Ausdart - Picture Framing Specialist
The professional mounting and matting of my images is the fine work of talented duo Kevin and Linda Chen of Ausdart - Picture Framing Specialist, North Coburg, Victoria. Kevin and Linda are proud to be involved in producing the works for the exhibition and are looking forward to hearing feedback regarding the exhibition.
Each print is mounted on 5mm self adhesive white foamcore and finished with a white mat for rigidity and for exhibition presentation. Each print is for sale at the exhibition for $88.00, and can be framed by any professional framer.
My photographic exhibition images this year include:
- Shannon Noll performing at an outdoor concert in Melbourne
- Surfing action at Jan Juc near Torquay on Victoria's Surf Coast
- A fiery-red sunset at Point Lonsdale on the Bellarine Peninsula
- Landscape scenery at Perry Sandhills near Wentworth, NSW
- Sheep shearing at Shear Outback, Hay, NSW
- Kangaroos grazing in the Kosciuszko National Park, NSW
- Unique geological feature at Middle Beach, Merimbula, NSW
- A White-faced heron at the Top Lake in Merimbula, NSW
Festival Friends and Mateship
The various activities and entertainment scheduled during the festival are sure to please locals, and those who travel to Grenfell to experience some friendly hospitality. I will be attending this year's festival, and I am looking forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. The theme for this year's festival is "Mateship".
For further information about the Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts, see the festival website.
A beaut Australian Festival by Darren Stones
Article published in the Grenfell Record 25 May, 2011.