CAPTURING AUSTRALIA: One of the featured artists, Grant Vickery, next to one of his photographs in Gallery107.
CAPTURING AUSTRALIA: One of the featured artists, Grant Vickery, next to one of his photographs in Gallery107. Ebony Graveur

Hot winds of the desert captured through the lens

GALLERY 107's latest exhibition showcases the works of 11 photographers from across Dalby and Jandowae.

The exhibition, which opened on Sunday, features the works of photographers who have set out to capture the essence of the theme: I am the hot wind from the desert, I am the black soil of the plains.

In charge of organising the galleries, Councillor Carolyn Tillman said the idea for the theme came to her while in Wandoan.

"For memorial day, I was out at Wandoan and these school kids out there sang I Am Australian, in which the last verse is all about the land of Australia,” Ms Tillman said.

"I thought it would be perfect so I made that the theme.”

Cr Tillman said the exhibition was unlike anything she's seen before.

"They've all done something with that verse in mind and it's really turned out beautifully,” she said.

"It really shows how diverse our land is and how beautiful it is.

"Some of the photos of the skies, the clouds, are just tremendous.

"Every time you go around, you see another one that you really like.”

Grant Vickery's photographs featured in the exhibition have already been sold.

One photograph depicts the night sky, capturing the milky way. The picture is four images stitched together and is the result of 20-second exposure.

"That is the pinnacle of our skies out here in Dalby during the winter,” he said.

Mr Vickery began taking photography seriously during a trip to England last year.

Another featured artist, Susan Jacobs, said interpreting the theme was easy for her.

"I have an ag background. I can relate as I live and breathe the Australian environment.”

The exhibition is open until February 2.


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