Literary focus for exhibit

A SPECIAL EVENT… Bush Lit Productions ‘Australia As She Was’ exhibit event organiser, Andrew Furphy is inviting the community to come along to the special presentation launch this Friday. Andrew is pictured holding an image taken in 1920 of AR Long and Rebecca preparing to deliver the newspaper from a Wyndham Street Newsagency. Photo: Supplied.

LOCALS are about to get along to a must-see special presentation that pays honour to our literary heritage, with the Bush Lit Productions, ‘Australia As She Was’ exhibit kicking off this Friday.

The photo art exhibition launch will take place at the Mechanics Institute, 277 Wyndham Street, Shepparton this Friday from 6:30pm.

The launch event will feature stories in film by Henry Lawson, titled ‘That There Dog O Mine’ and ‘Loaded Dog,’ as well as readings from early Australian poet, C.J. Dennis by John Derum, Charlotte Lindsay with Her Story and former local, journalist and author, Anson Cameron, who will present a talk titled ‘Film Financing: Fraught with Furphys.’

The night will also see the launch of a historical photo exhibit from Lost Shepparton Scrolls, ‘The Changing Face of Shepparton.’

Event organiser, Andrew Furphy said, “I had been playing with film for about four or five years now and I know that the films played on the night will resonate with people.

“I decided to do this to help raise some funds for the new SAM.

“The Changing Face of Shepparton is also an interesting exhibition that I am sure people will enjoy.

“I have a quest to try and get young people to get interested in early Australian literature and this is all a part of that.”

The exhibition will be open on Friday, May 17 between 6:30pm and 8:30pm, Sunday, May 19 between 2pm and 6pm, Tuesday, May 21 and Friday, May 24 between 4pm and 6pm, Saturday, May 25 between 10am and 4pm and on Sunday, May 26 between 10am and 4pm.