Inner-city beauty shown in photos
IT is a well-known and loved Ipswich shopping hub, but now a new exhibition aims to show the historic Top of Town precinct through different eyes.
Ways of Seeing showcases multiple perspectives of familiar scenes, highlighting their hidden beauty.
It includes a series of black and white images of inner city alleyways, as well as photographs of well-known Top of Town traders, such as Michael Munt from Biztopia who is depicted striding along the street on his mobile phone.
The collection also includes a striking black and white emulsion on canvas, which was inspired by a nearby train station.
Photographer LeAnne Vincent said the idea was to draw attention to overlooked spaces.
“It is looking at spaces where people walk, like over a bridge or through an alley,” Ms Vincent said.
“They are places that people pass daily and don't really notice.”
Ms Vincent said the six local traders she had approached had all been happy to be part of the project, with each depicted with objects distinctive to their personality or business.
“They all brought objects with them and had their own ideas what they wanted to do,” she said.
“I think people like seeing themselves in an art gallery, plus their friends and family have all come in to have a look.
“It has brought people in who wouldn't normally visit an art gallery.”
The exhibition is currently on display at the SWICH Contemporary Art Space in Brisbane Street.