Exhibiting at the Carlton Gallery until Sunday 17th July is a photo exhibition by local photographer Anna Menendez called ‘From Here’. The exhibition includes local images from Katikati and Waihi Beach, with beautifully accentuated features created using a variety of creative in-camera techniques.
Also screening Tuesday 5th – Saturday 9th and Tuesday 12th – Saturday 16th July, 10am-2pm, in the Junction Theatre, beside the Carlton Gallery is the ‘Front Steps Project’ by Anna.
During Level 3 and Level 2 Lockdown in 2020 Anna took part in an international photography movement called The Front Steps Project. Using a long lens, she cycled and walked the neighbourhood photographing people in their lockdown bubbles, providing the photos in return for a donation to the Katikati Foodbank. She then extended this project to local businesses as a way of helping to promote the #shoplocal message and raise awareness for local businesses. This project led to Anna being nominated as an Unsung Hero in the 2021 Festival of Arts.
Come and visit the Carlton Gallery at The Arts Junction, 36 Main Rd, Katikati. Open 7 days.