This Saturday found us in the beautiful Southern Highlands in NSW for the opening and book launch of our 2020 Vision project in the amazing Southern Highlands Artisan Collective (The SHAC) in Robertson. It was wonderful on the night to mingle with some of our enthusiastic photographers who made the trip to the gallery and with other photography lovers from both near and far. A big thank you to Jane and Gail at The SHAC, and all their wonderful volunteers for such a packed and vibrant opening.
The show looks stunning - printed and beautifully framed by our longtime providers Arthead, and dutifully hung by our team. 20 images depict the full gamut of our experiences here in NSW of 2020, from the Black Summer fires to the subsequent flooding, then the Pandemic and all that that entailed including the Black Lives Matter protests… it’s all there on glorious display.
Another highlight of this exhibition is the wonderful slide show at the back of the gallery where you can view projections of all the photos from the 2020 Vision project, both those in the exhibition plus the 20 extra in the book. This offers yet another experience again from seeing the work on paper. Robertson is just an hour and a half drive from Sydney, and we urge you to take a day trip to see this exhibition. It’s well worth it, and for painting aficionados, The SHAC also has work by a formidable local painter in the adjacent gallery.
For those of you who can’t make the trip, the 2020 Vision book with the 20 images on exhibition, and the 20 photographs included in the slideshow, is available for purchase in our online store.
Head On Foundation Team May 2021. Photo John Swainston
Other photo credits: Stephen Godfrey and Moshe Rosenzveig OAM
This project is proudly supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW as part of Arts Restart