BUDDING and professional photographers who have captured the Tamworth Country Music Festival are encouraged to get involved with a new exhibition.
As the festival enters its 50th year in 2022, Tamworth Regional Gallery has opened expressions of interest for the Take Me Home to Tamworth exhibition.
Gallery director Bridget Guthrie said the exhibition will showcase the city as the home and heart of Australian country music.
"2022 is a big year for the Tamworth Country Music Festival and we want to mark the milestone in a special way," she said.
"Over the years there have been thousands and thousands of images taken and we have no doubt there are some absolute gems hidden away that need to be uncovered."
... we have no doubt there are some absolute gems hidden away that need to be uncovered.Tamworth gallery director Bridget Guthrie
The Take Me Home to Tamworth exhibition will provide a chronological snapshot of the festival through the decades and anyone who has taken photos at the festival is encouraged to get involved.
Ms Guthrie said she wants the exhibition to showcase the singers, their songs, instruments and costumes and the fans.
"We are inviting photographers and festival participants, who have captured all or any of these aspects of the festival over the last five decades to submit 1 to 5 photographs for consideration," she said.
Any photograph selected will be professionally printed and framed and installed at the Tamworth Regional Gallery. Images may also be exhibited as part of a national tour.
"If your photograph is selected to be part of the Exhibition you will be paid a $100 photographer fee, as well as acknowledgement in the exhibition and on the website," Ms Guthrie said.
Expressions close September 1, information on the TRC website.
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