Beyond the Visible: Renmark Gardens in Infrared

The Renmark Rose Festival, Renmark Paringa Council and Country Arts SA are partnering to create an exciting arts program for the 2018 Festival and to provide opportunities for local artists. The Riverland has a multitude of beautiful gardens against the backdrop of a dramatic landscape that provides continual inspiration for photographers.  Beyond The Visible: Renmark Gardens in Infrared is an opportunity for local photographers to capture this environment with a different eye and push their creative boundaries.

Mentor Sam Oster is a highly respected Adelaide based photographer who specialises in arts and entertainment, as well as commercial photography. Her work spans a broad range of genres, but she primarily works in the creative industries – film, TV, theatre, music and dance. Sam teaches photography at a variety of institutions and has been involved in a wide range of arts residencies and community projects. For more information visit

Two photographers will be selected to work with Sam. The selected photographers will be guided by Sam in the technique of infrared photography and in the creation of an exhibition to be shown at the Chaffey Theatre as part of the 2018 Rose Festival Program.

Successful applicants:

Must reside in the Riverland

Will be guided by Sam Oster in the use of infrared photographic techniques to create a series of images that will be presented as an exhibition at the Chaffey Theatre during the 2018 Rose Festival. This will occur through working side by side with Sam and through phone calls and skype.

Do not need specialised equipment however it is assumed that they will their own cameras

Are encouraged to bring their knowledge of the Riverland to the project and to contribute meaningfully to the mentorship and exhibition

Must be available on the following dates – 22 & 23 August, 1-3 October

Applications close Thursday 16 August 2018 

Fill out the following forms to enter your expression of interest.