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Shambellie House Trust, New Abbey, Dumfries. DG2 8HQ

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‘Community’ Photography Festival is well underway at Shambellie House

“Lovely setting for a Photography Festival and an outstanding exhibition.”

Professional and emerging photographers from across the globe, and local to Dumfries and Galloway, have risen to the challenge of capturing ‘Community’ in a single photograph. The result is a wonderfully varied and interesting exhibition, showcasing talent and creativity in the very special setting of Shambellie House.  Exhibitors were asked to explain what community meant to them and the combination of text alongside the photographs provides a rich, thought provoking and enjoyable experience for all who visit.

Photographs from young photographers in our region are sprinkled throughout the main exhibition and The Gallery Exhibition this year features our guest photographer, Laura Hudson Mackay ARPS, with her stunning panel of photographs “Thresholds and Thin Places”.   

The Turret Room houses a preview of an up and coming exhibition of photographs ‘From Personal Stories to Exhibition’ capturing images and stories from and by local refugees and asylum seekers residing in Dumfries.

Laura, our lead photographer will be at Shambellie House each day to talk you through her own exhibition, techniques and inspiration as well as the ‘Community’ theme. We also have a number of talks and workshops.

This is a very powerful exhibition with a strong message about community which means very different things to different people.  We think supporting our local community is important and Shambellie House Trust is a local charity looking after this resource and offering the chance for everyone to enjoy the opportunity to relax, learn and enjoy through creativity.  Come and see for yourself, cast a vote for the’ People’s Choice’ and the Shambellie House ‘Young Photographer of the Year’ and don’t miss your chance to support this special local asset in our community that is attracting visitors from far and wide.

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