Amazing to see a huge turnout by the community last evening at the opening of the Blue Mountains Portraits exhibition and the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019. Trish Doyle MP gave the opening speech and the exhibition showed works by a large number of local artists including many BMCAN members such as Wendy Tsai, Tim K Jones and Rosyln Elms. Well done to all involved.
There is also a Curator Talk (Sat) 25 January 11am – 12pm for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019
Free with Gallery Admission.
Attendees pictured: Wendy Tsai, Tim K Jones, Nick Stathopoulos, Judith Martinez Estrada, Andrew Wilson, Corin Shearston, Colin Gladys Garland.
Photos by Brad Diedrich.

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Join Yuri Bolotin, an explorer, bushwalker and environmentalist for regular guided adventures into the wild. Yuri is also a director of BigCi (Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives) – an artist residency organisation, as well as of Kenyan Kinship – an organisation that provides development resources to underprivileged communities in Africa.  For details visit: https://www.bushexplorers.com.au/walkprogram.htm

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