FOCUS ON KEPPEL BAY: Ceramic artist Renton Bishopric (left) is calling on Capricorn Coast photographers such as Tom Hearn to come on board.
FOCUS ON KEPPEL BAY: Ceramic artist Renton Bishopric (left) is calling on Capricorn Coast photographers such as Tom Hearn to come on board. Trish Bowman

Photographers urged to join Yeppoon Animating Spaces project

From Capricorn Coast Mirror

PHOTOGRAPHERS from across the Capricorn Coast are being encouraged to focus their lenses and start snapping in the lead-up to the Animating Spaces Yeppoon project.

Ceramic artist Renton Bishopric is looking for contributions from local photographers who would like to be part of his art project Through the Porthole, part of the Animating Spaces main event to be held in the Yeppoon CBD on July 11-12.

Renton is conducting workshops at St Ursula's and St Brendan's colleges to create a series of ceramic artworks to showcase significant coastal land features of Keppel Bay and, to do so, he needs a selection of photographs for the students to use as inspiration for their works.

"The images will be translated in clay and finished as ceramic tiles that will be framed in stainless steel as portholes and installed as an art trail through Yeppoon's CBD over the Animating Spaces weekend in July," Renton said.

"I have already made some ceramic pieces from my own photographs of Keppel Bay but it would make the project even more special to collaborate with other photographers.

"Over the next few weeks, we will be running a series of workshops at high schools with students creating their own pieces for the art trail.

"We need some good imagery for the students to use as a reference for their artworks.

"Multi-layered photographs that capture the beauty of the Keppel Bay coastline and islands would be perfect and I would love to see local photographers become involved," he said.

Renton said the number of artists becoming involved in the project was remarkable.

If you have images you feel may highlight the beauty of Keppel Bay and would like to have them included, contact Renton directly on 0448 269 472 or at rentonbishopric.com.



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