March 21st, 2012
I received some really exciting news last night and wanted to share it with my everyone :)
Iíve been accepted into the Melbourne Independent Photography Festival 2012. I read my acceptance email at 1am and I didnít get much sleep last night :)
The festival will run from April 2nd (opening night) until April 8th 2012. Each day of the festival will play host to a different event, all photography based, ranging from exhibitions and displays to book launches and screenings of new projects.
My involvement is with the Photo Prize 2012. Over 200 works have been selected from around the world and will be displayed in a juried exhibition, with winners announced on opening night.
IPF site: http://www.independentphotographyfestival.com/program/ipf-2012-launch
Protection - http://fineartamerica.com/featured/protection-andrew-paranavitana.html
Phantom Fleet - http://fineartamerica.com/featured/phantom-fleet-andrew-paranavitana.html
Introspective - http://fineartamerica.com/featured/introspective-andrew-paranavitana.html
The exhibition will take place at:
Tinning Street Gallery
5 / 29 Tinning Stree
Opening night is 2nd April 2012 - 6pm til 9pm
As if that wasnít enough good news to keep me going for the next month, while reading the IPF email, received another, this time from 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles!
I was informed that Iíve been accepted into their Skyward Ė The World Above Us Exhibition, which I had entered over a month ago (and I will admit, totally forgotten about!).
1650 hosts regular exhibitions, with online submissions to a set theme. They select the entries for the show and request they be mailed over or printed via their own photo print labs. Great system!
Skyward is a juried exhibition based on photography of the sky. An open theme to be interpreted at will by entrants. I submitted Escapism, shown below, as well as Eclipse. Escapism was accepted for the printed exhibition and Eclipse is included as part of the online annex exhibition.
1650 site: http://www.1650gallery.com/skyward2012_show.php
Escapism - http://fineartamerica.com/featured/escapism-andrew-paranavitana.html
Skyward will open on Saturday 31st March 2012 Ė 7.30pm until 10.30pm at
1650 Gallery & Studio
1650 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA