The Heart of Our Outback photo exhibition is in Rockingham

Hancock Gorge in Karijini by Stuart Bell.
Hancock Gorge in Karijini by Stuart Bell.

THE Heart of Our Outback photo exhibition is at the Gary Holland Community Centre later this month.

It feature stunning landscape imagery of the Pilbara, Mid West and Gascoyne areas, captured from shortlisted entrants around the state.

Ian Burrow’s photo of the blue holes.

As well as showcasing the unique natural beauty of WA’s Outback, the exhibition also aims to raise awareness of Create Ranger Parks – a community driven proposal to create a new network of national parks, managed by Indigenous rangers, within these three regions.

The winning entrant will receive a $1000 cash prize.

Nightfall over the Chichesters by Liam Byrne

Members of the public are invited to choose their favourite image over the weekend for the People’s Choice Award and in doing so, will be in the running for a $300 voucher to spend in Christian Fletcher’s gallery.

Exhibition organiser Renae Boyd, from Create Ranger Parks, said the visual had the power to motivate and inspire people to connect more with the natural world around them.

Yvonne McKenzie’s photo of a crouching lizard.

With more than 1000 entries from both budding and professional photographers throughout WA, finalists for The Heart of Our Outback range from young photographers such as 12 year-old Keira Whitelaw through to professionals like Ken Lawson.

Gary Meredith’s photo of a dingo at sunrise.

WHAT: The Heart of Our Outback

WHERE: Gary Holland Community Centre, Rockingham

WHEN: Saturday, August 25 to Tuesday, August 28