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Sunday 17 March 2013

Most Successful Exhibitor Award at Harden-Murrumburrah

By Darren Stones

The 2013 Harden-Murrumburrah Camera Club Photography Competition and Exhibition was held on March 8-10, and I'm thrilled to have achieved six awards including the Most Successful Exhibitor Award.

The Harden-Murrumburrah Camera Club hosted the exhibition, which was held in the Old Court House building at Murrumburrah, New South Wales. More than 350 print entries were entered into the competition, and I submitted eight entries in total into four separate sections of the competition.

The six awards I achieved are:
  • Most Successful Exhibitor Award
  • 1st Place Landscape Colour section
  • Commended Landscape Colour section
  • 2nd Place Birds and Animals section
  • Highly Commended Birds and Animals section
  • 2nd Place Open Colour section

Gibsons Beach, Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia IMG_0453_Gibsons_Beach
Gibsons Beach
1st Place - Landscape Colour section

Rocky Point at Torquay, Victoria, Australia IMG_8464_Torquay
Rocky Point at Torquay
Commended - Landscape Colour section

White-faced Heron, Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia IMG_7539_Merimbula
White-faced Heron
2nd Place - Birds and Animals section

Emu, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia IMG_4291_Emu
Highly Commended - Birds and Animals section

Kite Surfing at Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia IMG_8470_Merimbula
Kite Surfing at Merimbula
2nd Place - Open Colour section

Sunday 10 March 2013

Merit award achieved at national level for Gibsons Beach

By Darren Stones

The results of the 2013 Australian Digital Photography Awards have been announced and I'm pleased to have achieved a Merit Award in the Photo Travel category for my photograph titled Gibsons Beach.

Gibsons Beach, Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia IMG_0453_Gibsons_Beach
Gibsons Beach

Recently I decided to reprocess this image so I could better portray the beauty of this location, and also convey how people can experience this unique beach.

The Port Campbell National Park in Victoria, Australia where Gibsons Beach is located, is an area where I would like to suggest that if you visit it for photography, it's best to take some time to immerse yourself in the landscape.

Saturday 9 March 2013

Point Lonsdale to feature in new Museum Victoria exhibition

By Darren Stones

Museum Victoria is currently working on the redevelopment of Bunjilaka, the museum’s Aboriginal Cultural Centre, with a new exhibition titled First Peoples, which will be opening in mid 2013.

Emma Hutchinson, Image Management and Copyright Officer of Bunjilaka Redevelopment Project at Museum Victoria contacted me this week to inform that the museum's curatorial team were interested in using my Point Lonsdale image for use in multimedia projection within the First Peoples exhibition. Emma said that the multimedia projection will contain up to 50 landscape images depicting Victorian country.

Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia IMG_5230_Point_Lonsdale
Point Lonsdale

So, as a proud Melburnian with that exciting offer in front of me, I gladly accepted the opportunity to support the museum for its new project.

Currently, I have an image of the Melbourne city skyline featured in a digital projected display as part of The Melbourne Story exhibition at the museum, which is running from 2008-2018.

The First Peoples exhibition will be a permanent gallery at the Melbourne Museum and it will be on display for 10 years. I feel honoured to be involved, and encourage people to visit the museum when the exhibition opens.

Further information:
For more information and the latest news about the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, see Museum Victoria's website for details.