Local Cartoonist Exposed

Local cartoonist Baz is one of the numerous faces captured for Michelle Troop’s art initiative, Margaret River Exposed. Baz (Barry Richards) has been doing cartoons for the Margaret River Mail since 1992.

The news article “Margaret River Exposed” has full details on this initiative. It says the following about Michelle: “The photographer has collected about 50 black and white portraits which are slowly being installed around town. She has also interviewed each of her subjects to explore their unique personalities and history.” http://www.margaretrivermail.com.au/story/1435632/margaret-river-exposed/?cs=12

Inspired by French graffiti artist, JR, who launched The Inside Out Project (www. insideoutproject.net), Michelle hopes the images will make people smile and give the local community a voice to talk about who they are and share their passions and stories of life.

“There are a lot of amazing people in this town,” said Michelle.

“I think with all the technology that we have and the busy lives that we lead, we often feel like we don’t have time to just sit and talk and really find out about each other.

“I’m still blown away by the enthusiasm and positivity of everyone who’s either taken part in this project or helped to make it happen,” she added.

Taking place as a street art photography exhibition from March 27th to June 27th 2013, Margaret River Exposed aims to discover many interesting things about the wonderful people living in the community that are both inspiring and worth sharing. The exhibition will feature the faces of locals using landmarks and walls around the Margaret River town. There will be black and white images of size 1.4 m x 90 cm, displayed on a range of walls in public places.

Margaret River Exposed aims to showcase a variety of portrait images to both the locals and tourists to the town. The images will be a testament to the diversity of people residing in and travelling to Margaret River.

Community is the main focus of Margaret River Exposed. It is hoped that the exhibition and its accompanying website will provide people with a fascinating account of the passion, talent and diversity of those who live or visit Margaret River, as well as the chance to enjoy public street art in the town.

To find out more about Margaret River Exposed, visit the exhibition’s official website or Facebook page.

You can reach Michelle Troop at 0420 707 001or lephotogenic@gmail.com

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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