by Louise Thompson
Twenty-five metres is a lot of space
to cover when you are talking photographs. With a title reflecting
the given gallery space, one can only envisage the true length
photographs produced over the past three years of these students lives.
The selected endeavours are but a thrill in their own right,
and certainly commendable.
Within the faces, places and moments, an essence of value breeds.
Diverse as it may seem, the trail of photographs exhibits a uniform
expression, an evolution of illustrative sands filtered from nine
progressive minds. In following the trail, the eye revisits scenes,
witnessing their changes and phases, seen as the viewer as much
as the photographer.
Through the weaving works, an artist can be traced, found in a corner,
mirrored to the left, seen again to the right. One can embark on
their own journey, unearthing an artist like a sound within a live
orchestra. Evocative of a family album, the affinity associated
with the students is profound, and echoes within the gallery walls.
Without a definite end or beginning, the trail can be concluded
outside the Wilson Street Gallery doors.
Highly recommended is the short walk down to the Albury Regional
Art Gallery, where one can view the exhibition Finale,
currently on show until the 8th of December. Here, the finished
product awaits, the admirable perseverance of three years as
Photography students, displayed on the walls by these nine
Congratulations guys, best of luck in the future.