2021 Grant recipients – ‘Terang – Just as we are’

l-r Photographer Susie O’Brien, Terang Progress Association member Anne Corbin, photographer Aileen Bell and TPA member Gabrielle O’Brien look at work for the new photo book. Picture: SWCF

The Terang Progress Association received funding to help produce the ‘Terang – Just as we are’ photography exhibition and book.

TPA secretary Gabrielle O’Brien said the $3000 grant they received is vital to help them stage this project.

“We couldn’t run this project without the grant,” Ms O’Brien said. “We really do appreciate this grant is going to give us an archival snapshot and history of Terang.”

“Over recent months we have been trying to get people to go out and take photos of Terang.”

Ms O’Brien said the project included local photographer Liam O’Connor running free workshops for the community, the publication of a photography book which will be available to purchase, and the exhibition of the images at the annual Terang Gala Night in December.

“The grant has been directed to the photography workshops, the exhibition and the printing of the photography book,” she said.

“We think it’s important that we do something to benefit Terang and have a long lasting effect, and this pictorial archive is so valuable. The book will be kept in the library and in the historical centre and create a real history of Terang, it will be a really valuable cultural tool going forward.”

“We really do appreciate the grant is providing this long lasting memento for people.”

December 31, 2021