Free workshops – register now!

Registration is now open for the first of our free photography and Instagram workshops.

We’re offering these workshops in Kyabram, Echuca and Rochester, thanks to Campaspe Shire Council who provided funding for them.

Creative smartphone photography with Trevor Phillips

1pm Saturday 30 September at Kyabram Town Hall
1pm Saturday 7 October at Echuca Neighbourhood House
1pm Saturday 14 October at Rochester Community House

This (roughly 2 to 3-hour) course will cover:

  • What makes a good photo, and how to get it
  • Common problems, and how to avoid them
  • Indoor portrait session, focusing on lighting and composition (note: participants will use each other as models, and agree not to share photos taken during this part of the workshop)
  • Outdoor walk, focusing on landscape and architecture
  • Smartphone features to help you get a better image
  • Uploading to Instagram.

What to bring:

  • Your smartphone, tablet or camera
  • A notepad and pen

Course facilitator:

Trevor Phillips has over 25 years’ experience as a professional photographer and educator. Along with running workshops and short courses, he manages his photographic studio concentrating on commercial photography.

Many of Trevor’s images have won awards from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, at state and national levels.

A willingness to share his knowledge means Trevor has a loyal following of aspiring students, some of whom have gone on to work as professionals in photography.

Places are limited, and registration is essential.

Intro to Instagram

11am Saturday 30 September at Kyabram Town Hall
11.30m Saturday 7 October at Echuca Neighbourhood House
11.30am Saturday 14 October at Rochester Community House

This 45-60 minute workshop will provide a basic overview of Instagram, discussing just enough to help you participate in Art for Everyone. It will cover:

  • Downloading and installing Instagram
  • Setting up your Instagram account
  • Posting to Instagram
  • Using hashtags.

What to bring:

  • Your smartphone or tablet. It would be helpful if you already have Instagram installed
  • A notepad and pen may be useful. We will provide printed notes for you.

Course facilitator:

Dey Alexander is the coordinator for the Art for Everyone project. She is the curator of the Community Gallery at Kyabram Town Hall where the project exhibition will be held in February/March 2018.

Places are limited, and registration is essential.

Project launch – you’re invited!

After months of behind-the-scenes organising, we’re ready to launch Art for Everyone. And you’re invited!

Come along and have a bite to eat. Meet the project organisers and sponsors, sign up for a photography workshop, and find out how you can get your photos included in the project.

We’d also love to meet with schools and photography groups, to show you how easy it is for your group to be involved.

When: Saturday 30 September, 12 noon
Where: Kyabram Town Hall, 199 Allan Street Kyabram

Enquiries: Dey Alexander ( or 0419 556470)


Photography groups – we want you!

If you’re in a photography group or club, we’d love to talk to you about Art for Everyone.

Art for Everyone is a community arts project centred around photography. From 1 October to 31 December, you can submit your photos as part of this project. You do this by posting images to your Instagram account, using the project hashtag (which we’ll announce on 30 September).

We’ll be selecting 300-400 images for an exhibition at the Kyabram Town Hall.  And we’d love to have a special section for your club.  To identify your group’s photos, we’d need you to post an extra hashtag to your images.

Get involved sets out the conditions of entry.

If you’d like to have your photography group involved, please contact Dey Alexander on 0419 556470.




School groups – we want you!

If you’re a school teacher, we’d love to talk to you about your school participating in Art for Everyone.

What’s involved?

Students post creative photos to their own Instagram account, using the project hashtag. We’ll also give you a special hashtag to identify photos from people at your school.

If we select some of your students’ photos for the exhibition, we’ll display them together in a group labelled with your school name.

Teachers – this isn’t going to be much extra work for you. All you’ll need to do is:

  • Let your students know about the project (we can provide some flyers to help you get the word out)
  • Tell them the hashtags (one for the project, one to identify your school group) they’ll need to use.

So if you’re interested in getting your school involved, contact Dey Alexander on 0419 556470 or

Note: all hashtags will be announced on 30 September.

Shire Council becomes gold sponsor

Last week the Campaspe Shire Council announced the recipients of the first round of Community Grants for 2017.  We were thrilled to be awarded the $2881 we had applied for.

This funding allows us to run a series of photography workshops, helping beginner photographers and smartphone photography enthusiasts to participate in our project.

We’ll be off to Echuca next Wednesday night for the cheque presentation at Radcliffe’s.

Photographers, stay tuned for an invitation to submit workshop proposals.

Platinum sponsor on board

We’re thrilled to announce our platinum sponsor, Kyabram Club.

The Club’s Board of Directors have gotten behind our project concept to the tune of a whopping $5000!

This allows us to buy the portable display boards we need to display unframed photographs for the exhibition phase of the project.  The display boards are the major item of expenditure for the project. So without this generous contribution, the project would not have been possible.

If you’d like to join us for the presentation of the cheque, come along to the Club on Friday May 26, 2017 at 6:30pm.

You’ll be able to help us say thanks to the Club’s directors, and find out more about our exciting community arts project.

Update: (June 7, 2017) Read Kyabram Free Press coverage “$5000 is great for everyone”.

The Kyabram Club