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PLEASE NOTE: This competition and exhibition is now over

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MyPlace_MyFace Community Photo Exhibition

Launch: Tuesday 17 August, 6:30pm
First Floor Gallery, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
The Exhibition will run until 28 August

A joint initiative of the City of Sydney’s Pine Street Creative Arts Centre and Homelessness Unit and Australian Centre for Photography.

This exhibition features the 30 finalists in the MyPlace_MyFace photographic competition, which invited entries from amateur photographers, regardless of age or skill level. It also aimed to reach out to people who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness, alongside people who have a secure place to live. Click here for more info about the competition.

“MyPlace_MyFace” encouraged people to take a photo of themselves, their friends, family or pet, in a setting that has added meaning for them, be it a local park, favourite tree, café, swimming spot, the back yard shed, mum’s old lounge, or a cubby house.
The initiative, a collaboration between the City of Sydney’s Pine Street Creative Arts Centre and Homelessness Unit, and Australian Centre for Photography, invited entries from amateur photographers, regardless of age or skill level. The competition aimed to reach out to people who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness, alongside people who have a secure place to live.
Playing on the pervasiveness of today’s online social networking applications, such as My Space and Facebook, the competition encouraged members of the community to celebrate “real” as opposed to “virtual” places and people.

WINNERS LISTING

Winners were announced at the launch on 17 August, and listed in the Government section of the Sydney Morning Herald on 18 August. Congratulations to everyone!

Over 18 Housed Category
First Prize: Sasha Radakovich, “Looking Back”
Highly commended: Isabella Melody Moore, “Bib’s Hotel”
Special Mention: Yasmin Suteja, “Sky’s the Limit”
Special Mention: Mike Buick, “Life on the Farm”

Over 18 Homeless Category
First Prize: Samuel Campbell Wilson, “My Tunnel of Hope”
Highly commended: Darrell S. Morrison, “South Coast Serenity”
Special Mention: Duncan McFarland, “Amir’s Portion of Earth”.

Under 18 Housed Category
First Prize: Clare Harvey, 16 yrs, “My Bed”
Highly commended: Isabella Lee, 15 yrs, “Three Wise Monkeys”
Special Mention: Jack Dillon, 17 yrs, “The Seduction of Serenity”
Special Mention: Tijana Kobilarov, 15 yrs, “Our Treasured Little House”

Under 18 Homeless Category
First Prize: Andrew, 13 yrs, “Two Side to Every Picture”
Highly commended: Aleysha, 12 yrs, “The Adventure of the Wooden Lady Beetle”
Special Mention: Blossom, 14 yrs old, “Harbour Friendship”

FINALISTS

Below are the 30 finalists’ photos that will be exhibited at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre from 17 – 28 August
Goulia Waits by the Window by Beryl Mitchell
A Nanna's Smile by Josh Naylor
Looking Back by Sasha Radakovich
Amber and Jean by Paul Huntley
Amir's Portion of Earth by Duncan MacFarland
Bib's Hotel by Isabella Melody Moore
Dad on a Sunday by Keisha Yu
Earthing My Soul by Sarah El (Elwasfi)
Futura Bliss by Anita Rowles
Harbour Friendship by Blossom
Life on the Farm by Mike Buick
My Bed by Clare Harvey
LOVE by Alicia Minter-Hunt
Water Baby by Matthew Smith
My Mate Carl in Tempe by Geoff Harvey
My Favourite Place by Evie Charles
My Tunnel of Hope by Samuel Wilson
Our Treasured Little House by Tijana Kobilarov
Pallisades Hotel, Sydney by Duncan Cunningham
Two Sides to Every Story by Andrew
She Can't See But She Can Sing by Nicolas Gonzales
Sky's the Limit by Yasmin Suteja
Solitude by Jess Hourigan
South Coast Serenity by Darrell S Morrison
Three Wise Monkeys by Isabella Lee
The Adventure of the Wooden Lady Beetle by Aleysha
The Seduction of Serenity by Jack Dillon
There's No Place Like Home by Gabriela Hidalgo
Starry Night by Jonathan Ng
Runner's Footprints by Irek Luty

PRIZES Over 18 Housed

First Prize – Total Value $742 – Photography Course at Australian Centre for Photography (value $425) – Crumpler “Five Million Dollar Home” camera bag (value $115) – FotoReisel voucher for Fine Art Printing (value $125) – Australian Photography Magazine subscription (value $77)
Highly commended – Total Value $367 – Creative Arts Course at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre (value $240) – Australian Photography Magazine subscription (value $77) – Ted’s Camera Store Voucher (value $50)

Over 18 Homeless

First Prize – Total Value $715 – Five Classes of Private Photography Tuition (value $450) – Crumpler “Five Million Dollar Home” Camera Bag (value $115) – Coles Voucher (value $130) – Ted’s Camera Store Voucher (value $50) Highly commended – Total Value $350 – Ted’s Camera Store voucher (value $150) – Coles Voucher (value $200)

Under 18 Housed

First Prize – Total Value $577 – Creative Arts Course at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre (value $240) – Crumpler “Five Million Dollar Home” camera bag (value $115) – FotoReisel voucher for Fine Art Printing (value $125) – Australian Photography Magazine subscription (value $77) Highly commended – Total Value $202 – Ted’s Camera Store voucher (value $125) – Australian Photography Magazine subscription (value $77)

Under 18 Homeless

First Prize – Total Value $565 – Coles Voucher (value $300) – Ted’s Camera Store Voucher (value $150) – Crumpler “Five Million Dollar Home” camera bag (value $115)Highly commended – Total Value $200 – Ted’s Camera Store voucher (value $100) – Coles Voucher (value $100) • The prizes are not transferable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash or in kind. In the event that any of the prizes become unavailable due to circumstances beyond the Promoters’ control, the Promoters reserve the right to provide a similar prize. • Where a winner of a prize is under 18 years of age, their prize will be awarded to the winner’s parent or legal guardian. For More Information:
Jane Hooper at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre on (02) 9245 1503 or jhooper@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
Media Contact: Maya Catsanis (02) 9265 9553 or mcatsanis@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au