Living Hurstville exhibition a big draw

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Hurstville City Library, Museum & Gallery is hosting a rather exciting photography exhibition ‘Living Hurstville: Portraits of a Community’, which celebrates the interests and passions of people that live, work and play in the Hurstville local government area.

The exhibition showcases more than 40 images of the local residents who have been photographed with objects of significance in their lives.

The exhibition captures the diversity of the community; exploring individual stories, discovering common threads and unexpected connections through a collection of insightful photographs.

Participants have been photographed with an object that is significant in their lives, from cars to cameras, fishing rods to football memorabilia, banjos, boxing gloves and billiard cues to highlight just a few.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou said that the community should come along to see this new photographic exhibition that celebrates the diverse interests of people in Hurstville City”.

“The exhibition aims to capture the vibrancy of the community by exploring individual stories, commonalities and unexpected connections with a vast collection of insightful photographs,” he said.

Mayor Jacovou said that over the next six months, Hurstville City Museum and Gallery will continue to host a variety of community events, public exhibitions, programs and workshops for both children and adults alike.
A portrait of Shourya Nidhi, a youth role model from Indian community, has also been showcased in the exhibition.

“This exhibition gives people a chance to learn more about those living around. It is really a nice experience and a good platform to learn about people in different fields. Talented people from different backgrounds and different age groups are all under one roof, so it is very exciting as well. I think it will help bring the community closer,” says Aishveryaa, a veteran actress.

Ronald, whose portrait at the exhibition shows him holding a billiard cue, said, “I was educated at Sid Hills Billiard Room. This billiard cue reminds me of my youth.”

The Living Hurstville: Portraits of a Community exhibition, which started its run on 20 July, will continue till 20 October.

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