Northcliffe - our community
Southern Forests, Western Australia
The INSIDE exhibition has now wound up at the Painted Tree Gallery. Those whose INSIDE photo entries were placed in the exhibition can now come and collect their mounted prints.
NEWS FLASH! Read about the People's Choice Award winners here.
Our competition judge was esteemed local photographer Wendy Eiby, who had the task of choosing prize recipients from the best of these mounted photographs.
Wendy judged ‘blind’. That is, participant names and photo titles were not visible prior to judging. This had an unexpected side effect when NCRC staff won First, Second and Third places!
This revealed a bit of a weak spot in our Terms and Conditions which we will fix for the next photo competition. The staff have agreed to forego their prizes, and Wendy chose one additional image so that a prize voucher could still be awarded.
A prize voucher will also be awarded to our People’s Choice winner.
Entrants will get to take home their mounted prints once Inside (and any touring version of our exhibition) is over.
The Northcliffe Community Resource Centre annual photography competition attracted a high standard of images. The theme for 2017 was ‘Inside’ and the varied and interesting images displayed showed entrants put some thought into interpreting this theme. The entries were technically good with a high standard of understanding of composure, lighting and how to use a camera.
To select the winning images, judging focused on these elements:
1st prize. I’m in Here (Mantis Shrimp, Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands Indonesia) by Damon Ormsby (#2). This image immediately grabbed my attention and invited me to explore more of the image: what was this interesting little creature, where was it and what was it doing?
2nd prize. Out but in and under by Graham Evans (#21).
A great example of street photography, composed well and draws you out of the arcade out onto the street. The man walking down the street gives interest and shows motion. This image easily triggers stories in my mind – where is the man heading, what is happening on the street?
3rd prize. Growing by Gaye Van Hazendonk (#3).
a beautiful portrait interpreting the theme well. This image would evoke an emotion in any parent or grandparent.
4th prize. Days Gone By by Val Roche (#13).
$100 Photo Printing Voucher.
A moody landscape that again triggers questions and stories inviting more exploration of the image – who lived here? What happened? Why is the house deserted? Great lighting in the image.
This year we have awarded three sponsorships and are providing Northcliffe kids support to a value of $1740.
We're really proud of the efforts of Northcliffe kids in putting together their applications. Well done to all who submitted applications.
Running until 4 November, From Plate to Print is the debut exhibition of the Northcliffe Printmakers. This group is supported by Southern Forest Arts and most members have benefited from the ongoing tutelage of artist Tony Windberg. There are many prints for sale and this exhibition is part of the Southern Art and Craft Trail. Displaying plates not only de-mystifies the technicalities of printmaking, but the plates themselves are often beautiful artefacts of the process. Event poster.
The Northcliffe Hotel and Motor Inn have gone the extra mile to resurrect a classic Northcliffe event, the Tug of War! Register your team for a chance at the $1000 prize pool. Phone 9776 7089. There are too many event sponsors to list here but the creators of this website, Northcliffe CRC, are proud to be on that list.