Peter Batchelor MP, Minister for the Arts to open Kodak Salon
Peter Batchelor MP, Minister for the Arts will be opening Kodak Salon on Thursday 29 July at 5.30pm. In his first official visit to CCP, Minister Batchelor will celebrate the popularity and potency of photo-media in our lives.
Now in its 17th year, Kodak Salon is Australia's largest, annual, open-entry exhibition and competition, and is managed and exhibited by CCP. Kodak has been the principal sponsor of the award exhibition since 2005.
This year approximately 300 people have submitted their work for exhibition, the only criterion being size, and all works, approximately 450, are exhibited. All entries are eligible for the 16 award categories offering over $16,000 worth of prizes.
As an accessible and democratic medium, photography is an art form in which all members of the community can participate, either as photographer or as a subject within a photograph. Indeed the entire community is surrounded by photo-based images in both public and private spheres. Kodak Salon provides an opportunity for emerging, student, commercial, photographic and amateur artists to exhibit their work within a professional, high-profile context. Kodak Salon attracts an audience of over 3,300 people during the exhibition period.
Also opening with Kodak Salon are solo exhibitions by Robin Fox, Valerie Sparks, Richard Grigg and Kiron Robinson.
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