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Call for Entries for Kids Upper Cuba St photography


Thistle Hall has an interest in recording the history of its environment and communities. Our long-term intention is to establish an archive of the changing face of our local environment.

Last year we established the ‘SNAPSHOT’ project and commissioned four photographers to document Upper Cuba Street, a selection of which were produced as a postcard.

This year the focus is on the faces (street portraits/snapshots capturing the people who walk and work in/on Upper Cuba St area) as well as the places, and an open invite is being extended to the children of Wellington to submit up to 3 digital images each.

The ongoing SNAPSHOT project:
• Supports and inspires local artists.
• Celebrates the uniqueness and variety of upper Cuba Street and its community.
• Generates interesting documentation of our environment for future generations.
• Raises Thistle Hall's profile in the community and extends/broadens our audiences.

(Upper Cuba Street is defined as Cuba Street between Vivian Street and Webb Street for the purpose of this project).

WHAT: People and places of Upper Cuba St

WHO: Wellington children under 18 years.

WHEN: 1-3 digital images per child by 3 October 2012.
Submit your images with the filename: ‘yourname1.jpg’, ‘yourname2.jpg’ to

WHERE: Exhibition at Thistle Hall Gallery - 11-16 December 2012
Opening & Thistle Hall’s Xmas Bash - Tuesday 11 December 6pm

HOW: The Thistle Hall Board will curate an exhibition from a selection of the submitted images for their annual Christmas show. These will be printed up to A4 size
8 images will be chosen to be reproduced on Thistle Hall’s 2012 postcard strip. Each artist whose image is chosen will receive a $50 voucher of their choice from a selection of local retailers
All images chosen for the exhibition will be for sale at $25. All exhibitors whose work sells, will receive a $20 voucher of their choice from a selection of local retailers ($5 will go towards printing and administration)
Unsold work will be available for collection by the artist after the exhibition.

By submitting images, all artists agree:
Thistle Hall will have the rights to use the images for promotional purposes (website, publicity, postcards etc) but otherwise, all rights remain with the artist.
If chosen for the exhibition, Thistle Hall will print one copy of their image, up to A4 size


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