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Here’s looking at you, Stranger

Friday, 19th August, 2011

LAST CHANCE: The “Portrait of a Stranger” exhibition, which includes this photo of Bob Watson and ‘Noddy’, closes this weekend at the Regional Art Gallery. LAST CHANCE: The “Portrait of a Stranger” exhibition, which includes this photo of Bob Watson and ‘Noddy’, closes this weekend at the Regional Art Gallery.

“It has been great working in collaboration with the ABC on the Portrait of a Stranger exhibition,” Mr Tindale said.

“The national reach of the ABC ensures the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery gets extensive exposure and that can only be a good thing for the promotion of our city,” he added.

The Portrait of a Stranger project was conducted by ABC Open and involved photographers approaching people they did not know and asking permission to take their photo.

The image (above) of Silverton resident Bob Watson and his 14-year-old cutting horse was taken by local photographer Glen Ravo, who embraced the project and submitted a number of entries.

“It was a tremendous way of getting people involved in a creative activity,” Mr Tindale said.

“It also provided an interesting contrast to the Outback Open exhibition which featured all 38 finalists chosen from more than 200 entries in the competition.”

Mr Tindale said the Regional Art Gallery was also very happy with the response to next weekend’s two-day Photopolymer Printmaking workshop which has sold out.

“Dianne Longley is such a fabulous teacher we were not surprised with the response,” Mr Tindale explained.

The BH Regional Art Gallery (404 Argent Street) is open from 10am to 5pm daily.

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