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Monday, May 6, 2013


Currently running in Pietermaritzburg’s Tatham Art Gallery in the Schreiner Gallery is the FOTAG Pixhibition: Six Day Photo Challenge.

This selling exhibition is part of a fundraising drive by the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery. They invited the public to donate six images, mounted on 12 x12 cm blocks, taken on cellphones around the following themes:

Monday - Blue
Tuesday - Best Part Of Your Day
Wednesday - Nearly Three
Thursday - 9 o’clock
Friday - Escape
Saturday - Relief

The organizers, FOTAG committee members Mhairi and Heather Pattenden, say: “The art of cellphone photography, otherwise known as phonography, has moved on from just point and shoot to a more sophisticated art form and hobby. People now tend to spend more time editing and “photo shopping” their images and it is this new aspect that we focus on for the upcoming exhibition”.

The photographs are on sale at R50 each and proceeds will go towards the acquisition of new artworks for the Tatham Art Gallery.

FOTAG Pixhibition runs until May 12 at 17h00. The Tatham Art Gallery is situated opposite the  Pietermaritzburg Town Hall in Chief Albert Luthuli Street. More information from Education Officer Pinky Madlabane-Nkabinde on 033 392 2801.