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Shimmer 2014 Photographic BiEnnale

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Published August 24th 2014
BiEnnail includes photographic workshops & exhibitions
Stories from near & Far - Photographic Exhibition
Featuring work by emerging and established photographers from around South Australia and interstate.

With a new name - Shimmer Photographic Biennale. The City of Noarlunga is gearing-up to celebrate its third photographic exhibition. This month-long photography festival will showcase events, exhibitions and workshops, with work by rising and established photographers from South Australia and interstate from 29 August to 28 September 2014.

Shimmer 2014 Photographic Biennale
Between nothing and eternity. Photographer Alex Frayne

Tom Bol, acclaimed international photographer from the United States will be the artist in residence at Red Poles Gallery at McLaren Vale and Restaurant from 15 to 22 September. Tom was listed on the National Geographic Adventure's "50 of America's Top Visionaries" for his photography, as well as being a member of the Sandisk Extreme Team recognising his drive to create unique images in challenging environments.

Shimmer 2014 Photographic Biennale
Circular. Photographer: Craig Field

Lucy Thurley, Arts Project Officer at City of Noarlunga said, "The biennale will exhibit work of photographers in non-traditional spaces, such as wineries and cafes. I think one of the huge benefits in the region is that a lot of the wineries have gallery space for photographs, and many wineries are really keen to get on board with this festival."

Shimmer 2014 Photographic Biennale
Impressionistic Child. Phtographer: Robert McFarlane.

On 29 August at the Port Noarlunga Arts Centre, the festival will be officially launched by the Director of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Jeff Moorfoot. Various exhibitions, events and talks by high-profile photographers Robert McFarlane, Jacqui Dean, Gary Cockburn, Milton Wordley and Deborah Poauwe will be conducted at the Arts Centre.

Shimmer 2014 Photographic Biennale
Iceterrestrial. Photographer: Lee Knowles.

The Biennale will include an exciting range of workshops on 19th century photographic processes, along with newer processes, such as photographic storytelling on your smart phone. "At night-time we will be conducting workshops on
painting with light using torches and slow shutter speeds, as well as photographing star trails," said Lucy.

Shimmer 2014 Photographic Biennale
Tulips. Photographer: Jacqui Dean

There are various other highlights, such as the auction of a photograph donated by Robert McFarlane, a photographic market and bus trips to the different venues in the area. "Proceeds from the auction will go to the creator of the best exhibition as voted by the public," said Lucy.

For more information and the Program on the Shimmer 2014 Festival visit here.

Shimmer 2014 Photographic Biennale
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Why? Unique opportunity to meet well renown photographers, see artistic works and participate in workshops
When: 29 August to 28 September 2014
Phone: 8356 5577
Where: Check program for venues of various events.
Cost: CHECK PROGRAM for cost details. Some events are free.
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