Ipswich locals have the chance to see their photograph on display at the upgraded East Ipswich train station, through a competition launched by Queensland Rail today.
Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard encouraged community members to submit up to three photos, with a winning shot to be reproduced as a large-scale public mural visible from Merton Street.
“A multi-million-dollar accessibility upgrade is currently underway at East Ipswich station, and we’re excited to invite the local community to get involved and make their mark on the new station building,” Ms Howard said.
“From now through to 19 May, we’re calling on everyone from amateur phone photographers to professionals to submit up to three, black and white monochrome photos for the panel to consider.
“People can take inspiration from any aspect of life in the area – whether that be local flora or fauna, landmark or human-centric, historic or contemporary.
“It’s important to recognise and celebrate the variety of people, features and stories in our local community, and we’re always excited to create an opportunity to showcase local talent - this invitation is a great way to do just that.”
Ms Howard said the initiative was part of Queensland Rail’s Positive pARTnerships program.
“Queensland Rail’s Positive pARTnerships program aims to produce high quality urban artwork and foster community pride in rail infrastructure,” he said.
“To date, the program has delivered 177 urban art projects covering more than 26,000 square metres of the Queensland Rail network.”
The winning photo will be printed as a 24 square metre image (5968 mm x 4035 mm) on the Merton Street side of East Ipswich station, by August 2021.
The photographer’s name will be credited on an adjacent plaque.
For more details, including selection criteria and how to enter, visit: https://www.queenslandrail.com.au/east-ipswich-station-photo-competition