A few members recently attended the National Photographic Portrait Exhibition opening, held at the Lilydale Museum on a Friday evening. Group talks were held on Saturday & Sunday by varying photographers & The National Gallery Portrait Curator. These talks were held at three locations - Lilydale, Mooroolbark and Warburton.
The Lilydale Shire, Exhibitions group & Museum arrange many photographic and art exhibitions on a regular basis. From time to time, we are invited to attend an exhibition opening. Most times they have some very interesting and thought-provoking exhibits, other time it might not suit your artistic palate, but they always provided food for thought and an opportunity to discuss the works with the artist and others patrons.
There is also an advantage in attending these type of exhibitions/functions, not to mention the free food and wine, but more so to promote the society with other local artists /photographers. From this involvement we have been able to promote the society with the Unseen Lilydale exhibition, workshops, networking with the shire and other relevant personnel. So if you have the opportunity to attend one of these functions, it’s well worth your time.
- Rob Field (President)