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Queensland Small Towns: photo-documentary project

Queensland Small Towns: photo-documentary project

| On 03, Oct 2013

Enjoy free exhibitions? Consider the Brisbane Powerhouse a regular haunt of yours? Know a miner?

Don’t see how those questions relate to one another? Here’s an explanation: from Tuesday November 12, a project titled Queensland Small Towns - a photo exhibition set in motion by Griffith Uni’s senior lecturer Earle Bridger – will be putting on display the lives and the land of rural Queensland, which, as we should all know, consists of quite a few mining towns.

The event, which will continue through until December 1, was the result of a collaboration of staff and design and journalism students from QUT, UQ and Griffith Uni.

It will also include the work of professional photographers Russel Shakespeare, Adam Ferguson and Shehab Uddin.

The point of the visual documentary is, as always, to tell stories through photographs: this time, the stories of the everyday individual living, working and surviving in outback Queensland, a visually spectacular, though often devastating, landscape.

If you’ve never been ‘out west’, then this event might be calling your name – it can be all too easy to forget there’s a world outside the city – and what better way to begin seeing it than attending a photo-documentary?

The Details

What: Queensland Small Towns: photo-documentary

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, Newfarm

When: November 12 – December 1, 9am – 5pm each day

Cost: Free, of course.