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    ON SHOW: Lorraine Coad showcases a photograph taken by her husband, Adrian, of their garden, that was on display at Kaniva’s Purple Starfish Community Shop. The shop has just launched its 20th exhibition.

Budding photographers in Kaniva exhibition

Kaniva residents and visitors can see regional images snapped by budding photographers at an exhibition in the town.

Purple Starfish Community Shop volunteers have hung the store’s 20th exhibition, with an open theme.

Volunteer Annie Austin said the shop hosted four exhibitions annually.

“We’ve had lots of different themes, including animals, schools, children, mothers and one called ‘looking down’ which was like a drone theme,” she said.

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“We’ve just put up our latest exhibition, which includes 20 pictures all in frames. 

“All the pics are by locals and they are all taken in our local area. 

“We don’t have any photos of the Eiffel Tower or anything like that.

“For our next exhibition we are looking to do something different and photograph members of the Men’s Shed.”

Mrs Austin said the opportunity to showcase work provided confidence for budding photographers.

“It’s not a competition, everyone is welcome to get involved,” she said.

“About 95 percent of photos are taken on smart phones and we blow them up to 12 by 18-inch copies.”

Mrs Austin said the exhibition would run for two to three months and was available for viewing on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm and Fridays, 10am to 1pm.

The Purple Starfish Community Shop stocks regionally produced food, arts and crafts.

“It is run by volunteers and any profits we make are distributed locally,” Mrs Austin said.

– Sarah Matthews 

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