New exhibition to showcase local photographers’ creativity

Published on 13 January 2020

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Striking images representing people and places across Lake Macquarie will go on display next month as part of a new exhibition at the Museum of Art and Culture (MAC).

Lake Macquarie City Council Manager Arts Culture and Events Jacqui Hemsley said local amateur and professional photographers were invited to submit works to the community photography exhibition.

“We want to see interesting, original and eye-catching images depicting people and places in Lake Macquarie,” Ms Hemsley said.

The exhibition is part of Lake Mac’s new Art in your community program, which aims to use MAC’s newly expanded exhibition space to showcase the work of local artists.

“This new program aims to celebrate and promote our City’s diverse creativity,” Ms Hemsley said.

Photos must depict people and places in Lake Macquarie, and can only be submitted by Lake Mac residents.

Ms Hemsley said images selected for exhibition would be printed to A3 size, in either portrait or landscape format and with up to three images permitted from each photographer.

MAC will cover the cost of printing and hanging the works in museum-standard stock frames.

Those selected for inclusion will be offered for sale unframed . MAC will collect a 25 per cent commission on any sales during the exhibition period.

Entries close 4pm 28 January. The exhibition will take place 8 February-15 April.

Go to lakemac.smartygrants.com.au for more information or to submit a photo for consideration.