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A TAMWORTH astrophotography exhibit that captured the beauty of the night sky has garnered statewide attention. The Sky Canvas exhibit – a joint initiative between the Tamworth Astronomy and Science Center and the Tamworth Regional Museum – was highly recommended in the “Engagements Programs” category at the Museums and Galleries of NSW’s 2021 IMAGinE Awards. The gallery was also nominated for its 2021 Blindspot and Conversion Collection exhibitions. Sky Canvas was designed to activate the new Tamworth Regional Astronomy and Science Center in May 2021. “The accompanying public programming provided opportunities employment, professional development and collaboration for remote and regional artists, astronomers and Indigenous community members, ”a gallery said. “This included astrophotography demonstrations, night sky tours by Elders, artist-led outdoor workshops, Indigenous knowledge sharing sessions, outdoor screenings and artist mentorships. READ ALSO: The exhibition received funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided by Regional Arts Australia and administered by Regional Arts NSW. The Moree Plains Museum’s Love and Lace, Long Ago exhibit also won the Highly Commended Award in the “Engagements Programs” category. Inspired by centuries-old traditions, the exhibition celebrated 100 100-year-old brides with wedding adornments and multicultural tales. The exhibition, opening gala and “wedding breakfast” were designed to engage the community and lift the spirits of a drought-weary city. Our journalists work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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