Best 50 Photographs Of SFR Photo Contest

Opening Ceremony: 28 September From 4pm-6pm

Exhibition: 28 September – 23 October

Venue: Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery



The Best 50 photographs selected  by our experienced jury panel will be exhibit in, Port Pirie, South Australia. The photographs will be print and mounted by ATKINS



HIRAETH – a longing to be where your spirit lives by Mark Zed

03 October 2019 – 23 October 2019

Venue: Cafe Delizioso, Port Pirie


Hiraeth is a Welsh word that is somewhat difficult to describe in English, for the reason that there is no single English word that expresses all that it does. Some words often used to try to explain it are homesickness, yearning, and longing.

However, there is more depth to hiraeth than in any of those words on their own. It is a multi-layered word, which includes a different variety of homesickness than what is generally referred to. This kind of homesickness is like a combination of the homesickness, longing, nostalgia, and yearning, for a home that you cannot return to, no longer exists, or maybe never was. It can also include grief or sadness for who or what you have lost, losses which make your “home” not the same as the one you remember.

One attempt to describe hiraeth in English says that it is “a longing to be where your spirit lives.” This description makes some sense out of the combination of words that describe this feeling.  The place where my spirit feels most at home is both a physical location that I can return to at any time, and a nostalgic of a home, not attached to a specific place, but a time from the past that I can only return to by revisiting old memories. My spirits home is not only separated by space or time, but instead a place of memory, where I can only go in my emotions triggered by the scenes this exhibition puts before you.

The feelings of belonging, comfort, solitude and simpler times attached to my childhood in Crystal Brook drove me to this visual exploration of hiraeth.

About Mark Zed

Mark is passionate about image making, and even more so about sharing the joy of creating photographs with others. 

As an internationally exhibited photographer with over ten years of industry experience Mark has developed a skill set that not only services his commercial clients well, but affords him opportunities to produce award winning self commissioned and creative works.

The following titles have been awarded to Mark through the Australian Institute for Professional Photography: x3 gold award winner at the Australian Professional Photography Awards, South Australian Professional Photographer of the Year, South Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year and South Australia Commercial Photographer of the year.

As part of the team at The Centre for Creative Photography, Mark enjoys delivering high quality education, in a fun, informative and practical way.

Swedish Lapland by David Evans

02 October 2019 – 23 October 2019

Venue: The Fam Hotel

The northern part of Scandinavia is an extraordinary place of beauty, intrigue and extremes. Inside the arctic circle, Lapland is an expansive region of snow, reindeer, the Sámi people and the magnificent Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights.



About David Evans

David Evans is a Lonely Planet photographer and a Master of Photography II (AIPP) who creates photographs of high fidelity, depth and substance. He started photographing in the 90’s, and works full-time as a landscape, travel and commercial photographer. David has been spending time in recent years exploring his Finnish and Swedish heritage, including travel throughout Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden in both summer and winter.

David’s motivation is to remind us that wild, untamed and sublime places are critical elixirs in life…and through travel, nature, observation and art, we find clarity.


Street Of Havana  by Heidi Lewis

30 September 2019 – 23 October 2019

Venue: SAFAVI, Port Pirie

Heidi, along with Adelaide dance school La Bomba, traveled to Havana spending most of the time – discovering the neighbourhoods, visiting a local family, taking dance classes, watching an intimate dance rehearsal. With evenings filled with mojitos and salsa’ing through the night at many concerts and night spots the days were free to discover the streets – by foot, taxi, the yellow coco taxis and bicitaxi.

The “Streets of Havana” exhibition shows the city through Heidi’s eyes, where the buildings are crumbling but beautiful and life happens on the street. Havana is a mix of colour, culture, contrasting beauties, smells and relics of a bygone era – slow but alive and full of life. 

These images will transport you there, to the the city famous for salsa. 

Rum, anyone?


About Heidi Lewis

Heidi has been a professional photographer for over 20 years. She created Heidi who photos in 2004. She has worked with News Limited, Melbourne Commonwealth Games, various magazines, hotel chains, boutique hotels, tour operators and government. Her work is international with a specialisation in travel and tourism. The heidi who travels blog inspires people in all things photography, travel, and life.