TAKATSUKI - TOOWOOMBA

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXCHANGE

The Kenneth Macqueen Foyer display at Millmerran Library in February 2020 saw exhibits from an annual photographic exchange, which has become part of Toowoomba’s Sister City programs with Takatsuki, fostering a cultural and artistic dialogue that has deepened the relationship between the two cities. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Sister City relationship, the exhibition was extended to also include a Sister City Photographic Competition themed Living in Harmony, which residents of the Toowoomba Region and Takatsuki City were invited to participate.

Takatsuki exhibition is a yearly exhibition which tours the shire from Toowoomba Regional Gallery. 

The Toowoomba-Takatsuki Photographic Exchange began in 2006, when Toowoomba hosted the 15th anniversary celebration of its relationship with sister city Takatsuki, Japan. The Takatsuki Kōeisha Photograph Association curated an exhibition to commemorate the event, which was displayed in Toowoomba City Hall. 

This initial exhibition prompted a yearly photographic exchange, which has become part of Toowoomba’s sister city programs with Takatsuki, fostering a cultural and artistic dialogue that has deepened the relationship between the two cities. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the sister city relationship, the exhibition held in 2016 was extended to include a sister city photographic competition themed Living in Harmony, which residents of the Toowoomba Region and Takatsuki City were invited to participate.

Of the 24 works on display this year, 12 are from the Takatsuki Photographic Society and 12 from the Toowoomba Photographic Society. Thanks in part to digital technology and a passion for photography, the exhibition shows the diversity and unique perspectives of each artist, showcasing a wide range of photographic styles and content. This exchange provides both societies with an opportunity to showcase their region, country and culture through their images.

The Takatsuki Kōeisha Photograph Association and the Toowoomba Photographic Society are proud to present the Toowoomba-Takatsuki Photographic Exchange for the enjoyment of the Toowoomba Region.

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© 2020 by  Millmerran Arts Council Inc 

Website by Christine Turner www.bluespaceart.com.au

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