Shoot with a camera, not with a gun

Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 5.42.56 amThe Bell Gallery (10 Jellore St, Berrima) will soon host an exhibition aimed at raising awareness of the dangers to native animals posed by shooting and hunting in our National Parks and State Forests.

The ‘Animals in the Wild Photo Competition Exhibition’ will be opened by David Shoebridge at 6.00 pm on Thursday 9 October, followed by a short talk by Michelle Lewis from WIRES.

Exhibition Dates:

  • Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 October
  • Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 October

The exhibition was originally conceived as a counterweight to the “Huntfest” photographic exhibition shown in Narooma earlier this year. To give you an idea of the Huntfest mentality, there was no ‘live’ ammunition allowed at the show, but visitors had to pass through a metal detector before entry. Previous Huntfest winners included a photo of a dead pig lying across a 4WD bonnet.

‘Only images of feral animals are allowed’ said an organiser.

The ‘Animals in the Wild’ collection was judged by internationally renowned photographer Rex Dupain – son of legendary lensman Max Dupain. The images include an outstanding image of a grass owl fleeing a harvester, and the aeronautical wonder of a kookaburra in flight.

All members are invited to the opening. Light refreshments will be served from 5:30 pm. The event will include a raffle to raise funds for the work of WIRES.

For more information or to view the shortlisted entries, click here.

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