Upcoming: Spring Print Exhibition

A reminder to all members, our Spring Print Exhibition is coming up soon and entries will close on Monday 14th August 2017. 

Please bring prints to the next meeting or e-mail  Gary (prints.dpsnz@gmail.com) to arrange a drop off.
Also note, all image titles must be entered through the online system here as well.  This helps ensure titles are printed on labels and certificates with the spelling you prefer 🙂

We have booked the Dunedin Community Gallery for the exhibition and so our meeting on the 11th September will be the official opening evening and then the images will be on display 12th-14th September.
Images are being selected for the Open section by Alan Dove, and for the Natural History section by Ross McIvor.

Details for entering:
  • Spring Print Exhibition is open to all financial members of the Society
  • Members can submit up to six entries in each of the Open and Natural History sections
  • Images previously accepted in seasonal exhibitions are not eligible
  • Images must be the original work of the exhibitor
  • Images may be trade or exhibitor printed
  • Prints must be mounted on a firm backing and have a mat
  • Prints can be any size to fit within the mat size you use:
    • Minimum size of mat 25cm x 30cm ( 10″ x 12″ )
    • Maximum size of mat 50cm x 40cm ( 20″ x 16″ )
  • Exhibitors name, image title and section must be on the reverse side of mount, at centre top
  • Image titles must be entered through the online system here.
Horsing Around, Melanie Middlemiss
Horsing Around, Melanie Middlemiss. Open Champion, 2017 Autumn Print Exhibition

DPS Exhibition in Germany

Our partner club, Fotoclub Filderstadt in Germany is currently holding an exhibition of their members’ work.  As part of this, earlier in year they invited our members to submit images that would be selected to be part of the exhibition.  The exhibition opened on 11th December and runs until 8th Jan 2017 at Städtische Galerie Filderstadt (Filderstadt Municipal Gallery).

Below is a list of DPS members and images in the exhibition, along with a slideshow of these images.

  • Simon White: St Clair; Port Chalmers
  • Paul Sorrell: Fernbird calling, Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Dunedin
  • Matheson Beaumont: The Vine Shed; Hoar Frost at Lake Pearson
  • Pam Constable: Winter Grazing
  • Clive Copeman: The Missing Shepherd; The Last Bus Stop
  • Michael Sutton: St Clair Storm
  • David Steer: Hoopers Inlet; Standing Firewood; Where to from here?; Breaking Into Spring; Cone in the Cloud; The Roost
  • Kathy Richards: Baldwin Street
  • Simone Jackson: Hoopers Inlet – Dunedin and Milford Sound
  • John Hart: Central Otago Hoar Frost
  • Mark Cowden: Milford Track NZ
  • Nicola Pye: Campervan on Mt John; Path to Tunnel Beach; Postcard from Queenstown; On the brink, Lake Pukaki
  • Craig McKenzie: Royal Spoonbills; Taiaroa Head
  • Kate Burton: Lake Ruataniwha
  • Micky Waby: Tasman Valley
  • Noelle Bennett: Stormy day at St Clair
  • Howard Bennett: Evening at Careys Bay
  • Melanie Middlemiss: Sunset, Otago Harbour; Matanaka Farm; No Picking; Flat Mates, University of Otago, Dunedin
  • Glenn Symon: The Old Bus; The Nevis Tree; All Tied Up

47th Dunedin Festival Exhibition

The 47th Dunedin Festival of Photography was opened at a wine and cheese event tonight by Dunedin Photographic Society President, Kate Burton.

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Kate thanked everyone for supporting the Festival with their entries; there was a record number of submissions which was great, but also meant the judges had to be a bit more ruthless with their selection.  It has resulted in a fantastic exhibition however, and if you are able to visit the Dunedin Community Gallery between 5th and 10th November you will be able to enjoy the final results.

For those of you who are out of town, we have prepared digital versions of the exhibitions which can be viewed below.

Dunedin Festival Exhibition images selected

Phew! After a huge day on Saturday, images for the 47th Dunedin Festival of Photography have been selected.  Congratulations to all who have had an image, or images, selected for the exhibition.  You may have heard through the grapevine that we had a record number of entries this year – a total of 1553 images across all the sections!  A full list of exhibition acceptances will be available once the exhibition opens.

Entrants  should now have received notification of their results.  If you have not, please contact Melanie (webmaster.DPSNZ@gmail.com).

The exhibition will be open at the Dunedin Community Gallery from 5th-10th November, 10am-6pm.  If you are unable to visit, we will make a slideshow of the digital and print exhibition available once the exhibition opens.

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Jenny Reeve, Chris Gable, and Derek Morrison discuss the Open prints.
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Glenda Rees, Paul Sorrell, and Gary Speer discuss the finer details of a Natural History print.

2016 Spring Print Exhibition Results

This year we held our Spring Print Exhibition at the Dunedin Community Gallery (28-31st August).  Having the exhibition on for a few days gave members a chance to view the images multiple times if they wanted, and enabled us to share our work with the public.

Along with the Spring Print exhibition, we had the Dunedin Junior Photography Exhibition on display.  2016 was the first year for this and we were pleased to get 18 entrants who submitted photos on variety of subjects.  10 images were selected for the final exhibition. We look forward to running this again next year.

In addition we presented a digital exhibition of member’s work from the Filderstadt Photoclub (FCF).  In 2015 a member of the FCF visited a DPS exhibition, and this has led to several interactions between the two clubs this year.

We had a good number of visitors through the gallery, and all positive feedback.  Our second meeting of the month was held on Mon 29th at the Community Gallery where we heard feedback from the judges (Paul Sorrell, Natural History; John Hart, Open) and got to catch up with one another over drinks and nibbles.

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Congratulations to everyone who had images accepted for the exhibition.  The honours and awards images are in the slideshow below.

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47th Dunedin Festival of Photography

The Dunedin Photographic Society Inc. invites you to submit entries for exhibition in the 47th Dunedin Festival of Photography for 2016.

The Festival is open to all New Zealand residents, and also to financial members of PSNZ affiliated camera clubs.

All the rules and entry information can be found on our website: https://dps.org.nz/2016dunedinfestival/

We look forward to receiving your entries.

Important Dates

Urban Vista
2015 Champion Open Print: Urban Vista, Liz Hardley

Opening Date for Entries: Friday 19th August

Closing Date for Entries: Friday 30th September

Judging: Saturday 15th October

Festival Exhibition Opening: Friday 4th November

Festival Exhibition: Saturday 5 – 10th November; Dunedin Community Gallery, Princes Street, Dunedin

Enter Now: Spring Print Exhibition

A gentle reminder about the upcoming Spring Print Exhibition.
 
Closing date for entries: Monday 8th August 2016 (at our meeting)
Members can submit up to six entries in each of the Open and Natural History Sections.  More details.
 
We will be exhibiting the selected images at the Dunedin Community gallery, so this is a great opportunity to get your work on display to the public. John Hart will be selecting images for the Open section and Paul Sorrel selecting for the Natural History section.
 
John Casey has organised a good deal with the Framing Factory in South Dunedin if you need to purchase new mats and foam core backing. Contact John or Laurie by 25th July to order your mats.

The Dunedin Junior Photography Exhibition

Entries are now open for the The Dunedin Junior Photography Exhibition.
Open to Secondary School students in the Dunedin area, the Exhibition will be displayed alongside the Spring Print Exhibition at the Dunedin Community Gallery between the 29th and 31st of August.

Please share the links below, or the blog post itself, to anyone you know who may be interested in entering.

Entry and information: https://dps.org.nz/tdjpe/

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/tdjpe/

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