The Henry Lawson Festival has a long and distinguished history in supporting and promoting The Arts in NSW and beyond. Running continuously since 1958, the Festival is the oldest running festival of the Arts in NSW.
We are pleased to announce the Photographic Competition and Exhibition is once again going to contribute to and enrich this diverse celebration of The Art.
Our Photographic Competition has always been held in high standing. Photography is one of the four statuette categories. The 2016 overall Photographic winner will receive the Festival’s statuette by Michael Mandelc, Katoomba. The statuette is cast in bronze and depicts Henry Lawson’s “The Drover’s Wife”.
The Photography Competition is a platform for photographers to share their skills and gain public recognition, while the exhibition is a source of appreciation and enjoyment for the visitors to Grenfell’s Henry Lawson Festival of The Arts.
“The Bald Henrys” & “Henry and Me”
We celebrate two momentous mile stones in Grenfell this year. It is the 60th continuous year of the Henry Lawson Festival of Arts. It is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Lawson. What fabulous reasons to celebrate all things of The Arts in Grenfell. There are two new sections in this year’s photographic competition. We have been given permission to use the term “The Bald Henrys”. This section gives scope to the creation of posed portraiture that can range from the humorous to formal portraitures. We will also have a “Henry and Me” section. The focus of “Henry and Me” is to include Henry Lawson or his works in a photograph. Be creative; include our Henry some way, get the viewer thinking! As well there will be a General Open section.
We have been most fortunate in the venue for the Photographic Exhibition. We will exhibit the photographs in the Court House. What a wonderful place to display all the portraits and mug shots we are expecting in the 2017 Photographic Competition. Our Photographic Competition is held in high standing. Photography is one of the four statuette categories. The 2017 overall Photographic winner will receive the Festival’s statuette by sculptor Michael Mandelc of Katoomba. The statuette is cast in bronze and depicts Henry Lawson’s “The Drover’s Wife”. There are also generous cash prizes in each category.
- 1 - “The Bald Henrys”
- 2 - “Henry and Me”
- 3 - General Open
All entries are to be mounted on white backing cardboard and 12”x8” is the preferred print size.
To further assist entrants, the Photographic Committee will window mount all entries received that meet the entry conditions. Simply send your correct size prints and entry forms to the Committee.
We encourage all to create and enter their photographic vision to the Henry Lawson Festival of The Arts Photographic Competition.