The New North Photography Prize exhibition opened last Sunday. It runs for the whole month of November at the New North Gallery, 15a Railway Place Fairfield Vic 3078. Opposite Fairfield railway station and I’m sure will be worth checking out if you’re down that way.

Prize’s will be awarded on the evening of Thursday the 12th and you can pop along from 6pm to listen to the announcements. The judges for the prizes are Julian Burnside QC, Jane Scott, Director – TarraWarra Museum of Art and Eugene Barilo von Reisberg, Director – BvR Arts Management. I’m assuming they’ll give you a drink?

I do have a couple of prints in but after what can only be described as a catalogue of disasters with respect to framing I fear they are best viewed from a great distance. Or at least from the other side of the room. With a stiff drink in one hand. Or frozen on your lips. And yes, that is sticky-tape.

That’s if they’re even hanging. Have been too chicken to go and find out.

I will give you one tip that may save you a lot of heartbreak. Don’t buy frames from Ikea. Its my own fault; Ikea frames are not a professional framing solution but even so, I wasn’t expecting brand-new-just-out-of-the-wrapper frames to start falling apart on me. As for the other issues on the day, I can’t blame Ikea for them. Too busy doing too much at once to pay attention to details; like printing to fit the matt, a square for cutting, that sort of thing. Still, a decent frame would have hidden it all. Bloody Swedes. 😉

New North Photography Prize 2009