In the last few years, the internet has exploded in breadth and depth as connectivity becomes available to more than just the technological elite. This has allowed web content of all sorts to be created and shared by an unprecedented number of people.
With the rapidly lowering costs of digital cameras and on-line storage spaces, digital photography has been one of the fastest growing areas of content-creation. Flickr.com is probably the largest photo-sharing community on-line. About 130 million photos have been posted by more than 3 million users so far. 19 of these users from Melbourne have decided to get together, print out their best work, and hang it in a traditional gallery space.
Here are the results, 19 different interpretations of the same place. This no postcard view of one of Australia's most culturally diverse and artistically active cities, this is Melbourne from the ground up. The light the dark, the dirt the polish, the people the architecture the industry the play.
The exhibition is being held at 69 Smith Street, a rambling, multi-room artist-run gallery in Collingwood from the 24th of May to the 11th of June.
Come along to the opening party from 3-6PM on Saturday the 27th of May.
Official Website: http://www.flickr.com/groups/95271478%40N00/
Added by science on May 9, 2006