THERE has been very high praise for a fascinating exhibition that is currently on show in town, with ‘Bombala Document 2013’ being officially launched last Friday evening at the old railway station.
The exhibition is the result of a documentary photography project run by the ANU School of Art with the assistance of South East Arts, Bombala Council and several local groups and individuals.
The project saw Year 3 Photography and Media Arts students undertaking two field trips to Bombala earlier this year, visiting various different locations and people of the area.
The artists set themselves the task of “visually recording what is symptomatic of the times, emblematic of place, evidence of change, unusual minutiae of everyday life and what might be of future significance”.
A curated selection of this work now makes up ‘Bombala Document 2013’ which can be viewed up until October 18 at the station buildings.
A group of over 50 people attended the launch last Friday night, with Andrew Gray of South East Arts, John Reid of the ANU School of Art and Mayor Bob Stewart all sharing a few words.
The gathering then viewed the exhibition itself, made up of a series of photographs and videos, all showcasing different aspects of life in our local area.
The images include everything from scenes captured in the shearing shed and different locations around town, to a series of portraits of local characters.
The exhibition is of great interest to the community, with over 20 people coming along over the weekend to view the images of local people and places.
‘Bombala Document 2013’ will be on display up until October 18 at the station buildings, and can be viewed through contacting the VIC on 6458 4622.