Illuminate '23 photographic group exhibition

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Illuminate '23 is the 10th annual exhibition by the Friends Photographic Group.

'Illuminate' has two meanings: one is about physical light, and the other is about intellectual or spiritual enlightenment. The exhibition invites us to discover, appreciate and value Australia’s unique flora and fauna.

The exhibition features photographs taken within the Gardens, and of Australian fauna and flora in their natural environment. The works include plant portraits, close-up shots of flowers, birds and insects, intimate landscapes within the Gardens, and fauna from our local region.

All photographs on show are for sale – and they make great Christmas presents! Additional copies of some works can be ordered, and other items for sale include unframed prints, greeting cards, and specialty calendars by individual members.

This year the Exhibition includes two award categories: Acacia and Fauna. The inaugural David Cox Memorial Flora Award: Acacia will honour and celebrate the contribution made to the Photographic Group’s activities by the late David Cox. There will also be a range of other works exhibited outside of the award categories.

A People’s Choice Award will enable visitors to cast their vote for their favourite exhibition photograph, and in addition there will be a Rangers' Award.

The exhibition runs from Thursday 23 November until Sunday 10 December 2023, from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at the ANBG Visitor Centre.

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Fungi in the Gardens. Photo by Graham Gall

Photo: detail from 'Fungi in the Gardens' by Graham Gall - click to enlarge

Images for illuminate'23 bookmark