Finalists Of Sea Pixels Maritime Heritage Photography Competition To Be Exhibited

Finalists Of Sea Pixels Maritime Heritage Photography Competition To Be Exhibited

South Australia Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter

Sea Pixels Part Of The South Australian Living Artists Festival

Victor P Taffa

Finalists of the Sea Pixels maritime heritage photography competition will be exhibited throughout August as part of the South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA).

Public viewings of the exhibition in the foyer of the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) building on Waymouth Street weekdays from 4-31 August, between 9 am-5 pm.

Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Minister Ian Hunter will officially launch the exhibition this morning.

“I’m delighted that these award-winning photographs will be exhibited publicly as part of SALA.” Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter said.

“We received more than 100 stunning images that add to our image library of wrecks and other maritime heritage.”

Several photographers who were finalists in the Sea Pixels competition will attend the launch.

“Overwhelming response shows how many South Australians care about our precious marine environments and are willing to help document them.” Mr. Hunter said.

Launch will also feature handover of relics from the DEWNR State Heritage Unit to the Edithburgh Museum.

Relics from wreck sites of the sailing ship Marion and the vessels Pareora and Portonian, all off the lower Yorke Peninsula coast, will go to the museum.

Background

Sea Pixels photo competition aimed to build a visual library of South Australia’s maritime heritage sites, including more than 800 wrecks scattered around the state.

Finalist photos feature maritime heritage from across the state, including the vessel Pisces Star in the South East, Songvaar Wreck near Port Victoria, the Excelsior and ships’ graveyard near Port Adelaide, and the Ethel on the Yorke Peninsula.

Having photos of our maritime heritage documents the state’s history and allows us to compare changes to wrecks over time.

Due to widespread public interest, a People’s Choice Award category was added with the public voting on their favourite photo from the top 20.