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Day in the life: Glen Innes Art Gallery shows off camera skill

FRAMED UP: Champion photographer Steve Wright standing next to his first prize winning photo of a day in the life of Glen Innes. Picture: Andrew Messenger.
FRAMED UP: Champion photographer Steve Wright standing next to his first prize winning photo of a day in the life of Glen Innes. Picture: Andrew Messenger.

How would you frame "a day in the life of Glen Innes"?

Two dozen of the town's best photographers presented their different answers to that question on Saturday August 31.

TAFE photography teacher Steve Wright perhaps predictably won the Glen Innes Art Gallery first prize, for a picture of a farmer and cattle on his property outside town.

But committee member Chris Boughen said the winner of the second prize Jennifer Henry was arguably more in the spirit of the question.

"Jennifer who got the second prize, she really went with the brief because if you looked at hers it started in the morning and ended in the late afternoon," she said.

"She followed a day through."

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All works will be on display for several weeks before the Glen Innes Art Gallery changes to a new exhibition.

There was no youth section but young photographer Blake Hilgers managed a highly commended in the competitive field of 24.

"I think overall it was excellent quality," said Chris Boughen.

"Peter with his portraits always are magnificent and those two were just outstanding portraits.

"It's a very creative town, the quality is always high."

Some 40 people came to the Art Gallery opening to watch the winners be presented with their prizes, worth $1500 between the three of them.

Chris Boughen wouldn't reveal all their plans for next year's eight or nine exhibitions, but did mention she was a fan of one idea: an entire competition of animal portraits.

Another idea in concept stage is an entire exhibition of "fibre art" - from knitting to woodwork, so long as the art uses some form of fibre.

"Glen Innes is not just painters and photographers, there's very creative people (outside those groups)," she said.

"So we want to have exhibitions that will also be mixed media where we can encourage people to (get involved)."

In terms of the rest of 2019, look for the high school gallery opening on December 6, which will run to December 14.

Eastmon digital funded the prize money for the event.