Snap up picture perfect photos at Cooroy
  • Wednesday 21 October 2009

Sunshine Coast audiences can zoom in on a captivating collection of 40 winning photographs from one of Australia’s most-awarded collections at Cooroy’s Butter Factory Arts Centre from 6 November.

The 20-year history of the Heritage Building Society’s Acquisitive Photographic Awards is coming to Cooroy as part of the Queensland Arts Council’s state-wide Ontour onexhibition.

Division 12 Councillor Lew Brennan said the tour offered local audiences a rare chance to see such a celebrated collection of award-winning photographs.

“This diverse collection represents the best photographs from the past two decades of one of the country’s most popular award programs,” Cr Brennan said.

“We’re extremely lucky that the collection is taking up residence in Cooroy during its state-wide tour and I hope people take up the chance to see it.”

Ontour onexhibition Manager Jenni Regnart said the exhibition demonstrates not only excellence in photography, but also shows photography from a historical perspective.

“The prints, once hung alongside each other, offer a fascinating view at not only how the world has changed, but how the art and science of photography has evolved in the past two decades,” Ms Regnart said.

The exhibition opens at 6pm on Friday 6 November and will coincide with the opening of Illusions, Beyond the Barbed Wire, an exhibition of works on paper by the young Sunshine Coast artist, Lauren Maree Edmonds.

Ontour onexhibition produces, programs and presents quality touring exhibitions of original works encompassing multiple art forms. It is Queensland’s most extensive touring exhibitions program and continues to have a regional reach three times greater than any touring exhibition program in Queensland. For more information on Heritage Building Society Acquisitive Photographic Awards or Ontour onexhibition visit www.qac.org.au