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Exhibition: Dendritica 18 November to 16 December 2018

This exhibition features works by Russell and Una Bell.

Dendritic means tree like in shape or markings. It comes from the Greek dendro meaning tree. We have interpreted this through patterns...

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2019 Lions Club Art Awards

The 2019 exhibition will open to all exhibitors and family and will be held at the Gallery on Saturday 19 January from 6pm.

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Entries for “Spring in the Hills” Now Open

Posted: 31st May 2012

The annual Gem Camera Club “Spring in the Hills” competition is now open, with the exhibition set to be bigger and better than ever!
Now in its 4th year and normally held over two days, this year’s exhibitionfeaturing up to 100 of the best workswill be on display at the Zig Zag Cultural Centre Art Gallery for nine days from Saturday, 29 September to Sunday, 7 October.
Shire President Cr Donald McKechnie said, “It’s a delight to see this annual event go from strength to strength.”
Gem Camera Club President Ailsa McDonald said, “The aim of the competition is to encourage Western Australian photographersof all ages and experience levelsto get creative and submit their finest works, as well as to promote the Shire of Kalamunda region.”
“And this year’s prize pool has risen to $5,000, with an additional door prize to the value of $500 just for going along and picking the entry you like the best.”
Entrants may enter up to two entries in total: one in the Open section (where any photograph can be entered) and one in the Kalamunda section (depicting Kalamunda), or two in one of the sections.
The $5000 prize-pool includes two acquisition prizes (Kalamunda and Open sections) worth $1000 cash each, open first prize worth $1,375, second prize worth $675, third prize worth $300, and fourth Prize $100. And then there is a Viewer’s Choice prize to the value of $50.
Also this year for the first time, the 9-day Gem Camera Club exhibition is featuring two 1-day Photography Workshops, each chocker-block full of talent with world renowned and master photographers.
On Saturday, 6 October from 9am to 5pm learn tricks of the trade from landscape and travel photographer Mark Stothard, master photographer Tony Hewitt and landscape photographer based in the Swan Valley, Paul Dowe.
On Sunday, 7 October from 9am to 3.30 pm learn from the experts - world renowned West Australian landscape photographer Neal Pritchard and aerial photographer Richard Worldendorp, joined by emerging Western Australian photographer Dylan Fox . The cost for both days is $190, or each day $110.
Sponsors for this year’s “Spring in the Hills” include the Shire of Kalamunda, Forrestfield & High Wycombe Bendigo Bank, Bench Mark Consultants, Fitzgerald Photo Images, PPIB  Professional Photographers Insurance Brokers, Camera Electronic, The Framing Factory, Kalamunda Toyota, Neal Pritchard of Spool Photography, Retravision Kalamunda and Simon & Louise Photography.
Registrations and conditions of entry for the competition are all available online at and close at 5pm on Friday, 14 September, so grab your cameras and get clicking!
The Gem Camera club meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm at the Kalamunda Town Square Hall in Barber Street, Kalamunda. Their motto is “to learn and have fun” – and everyone is welcome.