Bainz Gallery reveals photographer’s eye

LANDSCAPE: Rock forms and eucalypts. Image: Tina Fraser

BEECHWORTH photographer, gardener and Arts Council member Tina Fraser is staging an exhibition of more than 60 works on paper, canvas and glass in Wangaratta Library’s Bainz Gallery between February 3 and 26.

EYE-TO-EYE: Beechworth’s James Toole with one of the works in his extensive art collection. Image: Tina Fraser

Tina says Nature, garden, landscape stems from everyday use of her camera in the large garden at the Beechworth-Chiltern Road property developed with her husband, Gavin Doherty, and which has long formed the heart of their Out of Town Nursery enterprise.

FRAMED: Old Hospital fa├žade, Beechworth. Image: Tina Fraser

“My camera has principally been a tool of our business,” she says. “In recent years I’ve used my photography to celebrate my love of nature, plants, animals and wildlife. My photography tends toward the artistic side rather than magazine-style.”


Tina says much of her digital photographic work involves an amalgam of nature, colour, light and technology. “I try, by tampering with ordinary photographs, to cause the viewer to stop and investigate more carefully an image that they might walk past without taking any notice. By using the computer I try to emphasise the subject or even shock and surprise the viewer with enhanced texture or colour.”

Tina’s solo exhibition at Bainz Gallery opens on February 2 at 6:00pm with botanical artist and Mayday Hills Art Society president Christine Cansfield-Smith and photographer Dirk Wallace invited to speak about her work. The show runs until February 26 during the library’s standard hours: from 9:30am-6:00pm Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 9:30am-8:00pm Wed and 9:30am-1:00pm Sat.

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