Intrepid members of Lane Cove Creative Photography braved the hot and humid conditions on Saturday for a gallery crawl "par excellence". Commencing at the Australian Centre for Photography in Oxford Street, we browsed amongst the images from students that ranged from the mundane, the insane and the extraordinary. Much debate was had amongst the members on the meaning and messages in the images.
The group then decamped for the short trek to the UNSW Galleries in Paddington, where several exhibitions awaited us. The most powerful and thought provoking images were from the "in your Dreams" series by 14 international photographers, who examined the ever widening gulf between the rich and poor. An added bonus was the series "Tell", an exhibition exploring Aboriginal and Torres Islander life and culture.
After a well earned lunch, punctuated by a spectacular (but no injuries recorded) incident with a scooter and a Taxi, those with some stamina left headed to the Art Gallery of NSW to view the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition. Of those that made the trip to the Art Gallery, we were rewarded with a Tour De Force of the iconic images from this master of Photography. We highly recommend all of the exhibitions to all who could not make it on the day. Everyone who came on our "crawl" went home inspired and invigorated. A huge Thank You to Margaret Miller for organising the day.