The Photo Connection unveiled: Issued 14 June 2012
MEDIA RELEASE: 14 June 2012
The City of Casey is inviting the community to attend a free public viewing of its latest public art project, The Photo Connection, at the new Berwick Springs Sports Pavilion on Thursday 21 June.
The Photo Connection is an installation of four art panels, created by local digital artist Brett Ashby in collaboration with the community, which is displayed in the new community room at the Berwick Springs Sports Pavilion.
Earlier this year residents were invited to submit images that reflect the City of Casey’s people, places and environment, and a selection of images were used in the final artwork.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz said the artwork had embraced new technologies and developed a new and interactive way to engage Casey residents in community art projects.
‘More than 120 people were able to participate in the development of The Photo Connection and the result is a very creative ‘digital’ illustration of the local area.
‘It is great that an artist of international significance has returned to work with his local community and create artwork for Casey’s residents to enjoy’.
The Photo Connection project was launched in February 2012 at the Berwick Springs People in Place event, where visitors were encouraged to attend a free photography workshop, and get involved.
Residents were then able to submit digital images showcasing their community and celebrating their lifestyle. Selected images were also uploaded to a dedicated Facebook page where the community could view, ‘Like’ and comment on project images.
‘The challenge now for participants, their friends and families is to locate their contribution among the hundreds of images incorporated into the artworks’, said Cr Aziz.
Find your images or recognise community places and the environment at The Photo Connection free public viewing event:
Thursday 21 June 2012
2 pm – 4 pm
Berwick Springs Sports Pavilion
Glasscocks Road, Berwick
(Melway Ref: 130 G6)
The Photo Connection is a Casey Arts Participation Initiative (CAPI) funded by VicHealth and forms part of the City of Casey Percent for Art Public Art Program.
For further information about the project contact the City of Casey on 9705 5200 or visit www.casey.vic.gov.au/publicartincasey