Pro Make Up Studio’s Kylie Sefton, White Ash Fine Arts Photography’s Ashleigh Newman, Stylist Penny Hunt and model Kimberley Busteed.
Pro Make Up Studio’s Kylie Sefton, White Ash Fine Arts Photography’s Ashleigh Newman, Stylist Penny Hunt and model Kimberley Busteed. Contributed RCC

Beautiful people and places feature in special exhibition

SUNRISES, babies, animals, beach babes and boats are just a few of the beautiful things stylist Penny Hunt, make-up artist Kylie Seton and photographer Ashleigh Newman have recently captured on camera.

Their plan is to transform those images into an exciting visual to be unveiled this week as part of their Coast Life exhibition launch.

Taking some of the region's most beautiful locations from Byfield, Cooberrie Park or Great Keppel Island while using local faces as their focus, the trio has captured the essence of what this coastal laidback lifestyle offers.

Sydney stylist and journalist Penny Hunt moved to the area more than a year ago and saw great potential in the landscape.

"It was about utilising our creativity and taking style and beauty into photography," Penny told the Capricorn Coast Mirror last week.

"Each image has got its own personality and characters in it from the community."

SWEET LIFE: TV presenter and model Kimberley Busteed is part of the photographic exhibition Coast Life.
SWEET LIFE: TV presenter and model Kimberley Busteed is part of the photographic exhibition Coast Life.

The project was made possible after they received a Regional Arts Development Fund grant from Livingstone Shire Council, as well as support from Capricorn Enterprise and several local businesses.

Featuring well-known local identities such as Mario and Mabel Mercorella, Sarah Auriac, Chris Cole, TV presenter and model Kimberly Busteed and many more, Kylie said she and Penny started brainstorming the idea more than six months ago.

"Ash has got a really good eye and edge in her photography and sees things you wouldn't think would work but do," she said.

"Every shot stands alone, and the community has been so open to the idea and got on board which makes it even more special."

Penny, who was also part of staging the Ginger Pride photo shoot on Great Keppel Island in April, said the exhibition was created to be in an outdoor setting and will be displayed at Keppel Bay Marina's Waterline Restaurant from June 24 for three weeks over the school holidays.

"We wanted to do something different to a gallery hanging, and it's about the beauty of our region so it made sense to have it outside," she said.

Local girl Camryn Mills at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary will feature in the Coast Life exhibition coming up in Yeppoon this month.
Local girl Camryn Mills at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary will feature in the Coast Life exhibition coming up in Yeppoon this month.

"The works are all very diverse; there are so many different people from babies to mothers to older men and women.

"We could've done so many more; there are so many well-known locals here."

EXHIBITION INFO

WHERE: Keppel Bay Marina Waterline Restaurant

WHEN: From June 24 for three weeks

For more info, find Coast Life on Facebook



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