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LAUNCH NIGHT Solo Exhibition
‘Photographic Portraits of Nature’ by ©Karen Robinson’
My solo exhibition launched last night (1st December 2022) titled Photographic Portraits of Nature which consists of 42 Archival Limited Fine Art Prints officially opened last night! All our hard work and efforts resulted in a successful outcome and one that couldn’t have been achieved without the help and support of many people: Hume City Council, Carmen Reid and her team, Northern Star Weekly Newspaper, Amber Community Organisation, my dear family, and those who were able to attend being friends, past work colleagues, neighbours and supporting Hume Council members. I also need to thank those who were unable to come to the night – a big thank you also for your ongoing support and encouragement along the way.
Below is the speech that I delivered at the Launch of Photographic Portraits of Nature.
To all of you — sincerely thank you.
Thank you, Carmen Reid – Hume Galleries Curator & Community Development Officer, Arts and Culture Hume City Council, Melbourne – Australia for the work that you have done on behalf of Hume City Council in opening this event tonight. And for the work you and your team did in putting together this solo exhibition for me. A wonderful job and greatly appreciated by me and my family.
I want to express my sincere gratitude to Hume City Councilfor giving me this incredible opportunity to showcase my photography work here at this grand Town Hall of Broadmeadows.
Thank you to Northern Star Weekly for featuring the story in their paper today -especially when it was expected to be in the paper sometime later. It was very good of them to have brought forward the publication of the article.
Thank you to members of Amber Community Organisation – CEO Bernadette Nugent and Gillian Scaduto for coming across town to support the Robinson Family here tonight. And I can see other faces from the organisation as well thank you!
To my dear family, my husband Mark, daughter and our beautiful little granddaughter – thank you for your ongoing support, encouragement, and endless help – I am a fortunate woman to have you in my life.
But not to be forgotten – all of you who have kindly taken time out to attend here tonight – sincerely thank you and I hope you enjoy being here and viewing the photographic portraits of nature. Please consider purchasing prints either framed or unframed as all monies raised by their sale will be going directly to Amber Community(formerly known as Road Trauma Support Services Victoria). My family and I have been involved with this incredible organisation for over ten years now helping to raise awareness about road safety in the hope it will help prevent road trauma. All monies raised here from the sale of prints will be going towards an Expressive Arts Creative Writing Program at Amber Community for those who have been impacted by road trauma – in memory of our son, my daughter’s brother Ben.
Before I sign off here tonight – Just a little about the exhibition and myself. These portraits of nature shown here tonight have been a small selection chosen from a much larger collection of prints. My hubby and I and along with my daughter and granddaughter over the years have been on many photography adventures within Victoria. It has been a wonderful way for me to be creative, and nurture my relationships with my family and has helped to maintain a healthy sense of well-being.
It’s been an incredible journey with photography and again I must say a big thank you to Hume City Council for the opportunity to share with you here tonight. From the bottom of my heart … thank you one and all…Karen Robinson
Please Note: The exhibition will be running from now up until the 5th of February 2023. Opening hours of the Town Hall Broadmeadows are 9am to 5pm (but will be closed from 22nd December to 3rd January for Xmas & New Year). For Print sales – please contact me directly via email: email@example.com and I will respond ASAP. All monies raised from these sales will be donated by the Robinson Family in full to the Amber Community Organisation to help run an Expressive Arts Creative Writing Program for volunteers who have been impacted by road trauma in memory of Ben Robinson.
Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of well-being and at the same time – be creative. Being out and about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits is a real privilege for sure. It really does rejuvenate the body and soul.
Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – November 2022
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