In 2011, former Maitland Mercury photographer Stuart Scott selected a number of Maitland residents to photograph for Faces of Maitland an exhibition at Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG). The resulting series of works provides a glimpse into the private lives of a diverse selection of local people. By capturing his subjects within their own environments, informal and at ease, Scott allows for each individual’s personal story and character to shine. The Faces of Maitland series was subsequently acquired by MRAG and is held as part of the City’s permanent art collection.
This year MRAG will restage Scott’s portrait series Faces of Maitland alongside a newly created community driven exhibition inspired by Scott’s works and titled Luminous Maitland. The two exhibitions will be on display from 14 April until 12 August 2018. This is an opportunity for you to submit a portrait taken by you that tells a story about a local person of your choice, someone who inspires you! The intention of the exhibition is to portray a snapshot of our community, to tell everyday stories about everyday people. For example, your sister, mum or dad might be an avid gardener who you chose to photograph in their garden. You might have a neighbour or co-worker who is an amateur historian; you might like to photograph them doing research at the local library. The options are without boundary.
Get involved and tell us who in your world deserves to be illuminated!
The exhibition will have an online presence as well as a display in the art gallery.
To take part in Luminous Maitland, here is what you need to do:
Photograph a person of your choosing in their personal environment, ensuring their story shines through in the image.
Selection criteria for inclusion in the gallery exhibition:
The exhibition will be on display from 14th April until 12th August. Entries are open now with the first selections going on display Saturday 14th April. Final selections will go on display Tuesday 7th August. Portraits will be added to the exhibition fortnightly from 14th April.
Note: Your photograph will be printed on cartridge paper to a maximum size of A4. Photographs will be attached to the wall using a technique known as ‘paste-up’.
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