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PERTH LAUNCH NIGHT: Point and Shoot / Australian Veteran Photography Exhibition

Australian Veteran Photography Exhibition: Launch Night-Friday 30th August 5:30-8:30pm


Creative Edge Art Collective & Arts Edge Gallery are honoured to be hosting the Point & Shoot: Australian Veteran Photography Exhibition in Perth!

 

Showcasing a powerful collection of career imagery and accompanying stories from Australian veterans, this exhibition brings a voice to the unique experiences of serving personnel.

From its Tasmanian beginnings in 2020, Point & Shoot launched onto the national stage in 2022 and continues to grow.

Covering military service from post World War II onwards, the exhibition commemorates a range of modern conflicts, peace operations and service and provides a rare glimpse into the life and experiences of fellow Australians who have served their country. 

Point & Shoot is the concept of Point Assist founder Mark Direen, a former Infantry and Special Forces soldier with over 20 years military service including 6 overseas deployments. 

Mark’s own experiences as a soldier were the impetus for this project. Operating in remote, high threat environments is both physically and mentally demanding. It was behind the lens of a camera, capturing both the ordinary and extraordinary experiences as a combat soldier he found stillness and meaning.  Looking back at a plethora of images post service, Mark then began to wonder, maybe others do this too and so the concept began. 

The purpose of the Point & Shoot exhibition is not to display perfectly captured photos from professional photographers. But rather, to share some of those moments frozen in time that those who serve our nation thought were worth remembering.

After the opening night the exhibition will be running from: Saturday 31st Aug  - Saturday 7th September 2024

This event is proudly sponsored by: Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs & Point Assist 

 

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