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Bowl yourself over at A Bit of A Do

Media Release – Auckland Festival of Photography – 14 June 2006

Bowl yourself over at A Bit of A Do

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The third annual A Bit of A Do opens on Saturday 17th June as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography.

The participation event that premiered in the festival’s inaugural year returns to the Avondale Bowling club on the 17th of June exhibiting images documenting the celebrations, rituals, sports and cultural events which bring a community together. A BIT OF A DO selects images from a public submission process, the results of which have reflected the true diversity of Auckland’s culture. Images have ranged from the solemnity of a military memorial service to the comedy of a staged arrest by the Santa Parade police; an Ethiopian Tea Party at Potters Park to the red carpet wave of Charlize Theron at a film premiere; the tentative steps of a toddler at his first party to the image of a grandfather nodding off post Christmas dinner with party hat in tow. Images this year were selected by Melissa Gardi, Picture Director of Pacific Magazines.

Another exhibition in its first year LANTERN has exceeded expectations with the receipt of hundreds of public entries, the best of which are publicly exhibited at The Aotea Centre until the 24th of June. A new exhibition to the 2006 programme LANTERN is the event that invited photographers to capture the spectacle of culture on offer in Albert Park for the AsiaNZ Chinese Lantern Festival.

The Auckland Festival of Photography is delighted to see increased enthusiasm for active participation, as independent groups design their own open access public events.

17-30 June
Avondale Bowling Club
15 Highbury St


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