Melanie Dick has whipped up a fancy poster, featuring David Steer’s friendly Kea, to promote our exhibition which starts this week. Please feel free to download and print out the poster if you’re able to display it anywhere, and we hope to see you all there throughout the week!
The results of the Projected Image Exhibition for 2018 were announced and presented at the meeting on Monday 12 November. The Open Section images were selected by Trish and Alistair McAuslan. They were not present at the meeting, but their comments were read out by Melanie Middlemiss. The Natural History Section images were selected by Craig McKenzie who commented on each of the images as they were projected.
The awards, which are summarised below, were presented by our Patron, Ian Wyllie. Congratulations to all ten members of the Society who had images accepted for the exhibition, and to the six who also received Honours awards. Special recognition went to Andre Koschinowski, who received the Champion Award in the Open category, and to Gary McClintock, who received the Champion Award in the Natural History category. Gary was also awarded the F.H. Williams Memorial Trophy. Special thanks to Trish and Alistair McAuslan and Craig McKenzie for their careful selection and the insightful and constructive comments. Videos of past exhibitions and field trips can be seen here.
Another member exhibition is coming up this week. Paul Sorrell is having an exhibition of “Winged Wonders” at Orokonui Ecosanctuary as part of the Wild Dunedin Festival of Nature. This is bound to be a beautiful exhibition of stunning bird life and will be well worth the short trip out to the Orokonui Visitors Centre. Don’t forget your camera, as you are bound to be inspired to try and capture your own images of the winged wonders out there.
This weekend the Dunedin Photographic Society celebrates 125 years.
In March 1890 a small group of enthusiastic photographers formed the Dunedin Photographic Society with the firm intention of encouraging amateur pictorial photography. Today, 125 years later, the group is larger and more diverse, but the intent of fostering enthusiastic amateur photographers continues.
The Society has a long history in the local, national and international photographic community. Aside from being arguably the longest continuously running photographic society in the Southern Hemisphere, it has contributed to the community through the organisation of many exhibitions; the Society organised its 1st Annual Exhibition in 1890, the first NZ Interclub Competition in 1920, and in 1925 the 1st International Salon of Photography. The success of the Society can also be gauged by the success of its members who have been awarded many national and international honours over the years.
Over the next couple of days the Society will celebrate with several events:
Friday 27th: an official opening of the 125th Anniversary Exhibition
Saturday 28th: a photowalk around the historic buildings in the city, including a tour of the old Dunedin Prison
Saturday 28th: an informal dinner for members and friends of the Society.
28th March – 6th April: the 125th Anniversary Exhibition. Open to the public, 10-6pm at the Dunedin Community Gallery. <Eventfinda Link>
The 125th Anniversary Exhibition celebrates the photographers who have come before us and have left a fine legacy for current members and the wider community to enjoy. The Society holds a permanent collection from members in the Hocken Library, and this exhibition contains a selection of those prints for you to enjoy. We also celebrate the current members who continue in the light of the founders to foster and encourage amateur photography. This exhibition comprises small personal exhibitions from 21 current Dunedin Photographic Society members.
As part of the launch of the ‘Otago Peninsula Birds A Pocket Guide’ booklet, Craig McKenzie has an exhibition of twenty bird prints currently on display at the Portobello Gallery.
The exhibition will be up for 3 weekends starting Saturday 30th Aug from 10:00am – 4:00pm. The Portobello Gallery is located between the hotel and café. The
exhibition is supported by works with a bird theme from local artists including Dunedin Photographic Society member Jenny Longstaff.
The ‘Otago Peninsula Birds A Pocket Guide’ booklet (featuring Craig’s bird photography) will also be on sale for $10. Proceeds going to Save the Otago Peninsula Inc (STOP).
Paul Sorrell, DPS club member, currently has a photography exhibition, “Birds of the Botanic Garden”, showing at the Botanic Garden visitor centre (next to the cafe) in the Lower Garden. It runs from 10am to 4pm each day until 30 June. There are 6 prints on show, blown up to a hefty 24×16 inches.
He would like to invite DPS members to wander by sometime and enjoy his first ever art exhibition