Photo history proves popular

18:47, Jun 27 2014
CAPTURING A MOMENT: An enthusiastic Ann Wooffindin-Hellewell, of Timaru, visits the Herald's 150th photo exhibition twice.

Photos of snow-covered hills taken from the Bay Hill, and the Opihi River railway bridge, are tied in the "most popular" stakes at the Timaru Herald's 150th anniversary exhibition at the Aigantighe Art Gallery.

The "Journey Through Time" exhibition has proved popular with the public, says collection curator Cara Fitzgerald.

"This year so far, the exhibition has been the most popular in regards to the volume of people coming to see it."

Since it opened to the public on June 12, more than 1600 people have visited.

A silent auction is running on most of the photos, with the proceeds going to the South Canterbury Hospice.

"We have had 51 bids so far. A lot of people have bid on multiple works and the bidding is continuing," she said.

The exhibition features 150 images that are a visual representation of the journey of the Timaru Herald and South Canterbury since the first edition of the Herald was published on June 11, 1864.

The exhibition closes on July 6.


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