What to expect at Adelaide’s ‘Essence of Heritage’ photo exhibition

The beauty of our state’s heritage-listed places is on show at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Here’s a preview.

There’s something about heritage sites that seems to capture the South Australian public’s imagination. And rightfully so…

To see this passion on display, you need look no further than the ‘Essence of Heritage’ photo exhibition, currently being showcased at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

This special exhibition, on display for the month of March, features the top 20 photos from a competition run last year by the South Australian Heritage Council and Heritage South Australia.

The exhibition aims to celebrate and showcase the beauty of our state’s heritage-listed places and areas.

You’ll see beautifully-framed shots of iconic locations like Carrick Hill, the Birkenhead Bridge, Adelaide Gaol, the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse and many others.

There was an amazing response to last year’s competition with submissions coming in from seasoned, professional photographers all the way through to school kids with an artistic eye.

It made it incredibly difficult for the SA Heritage Council to narrow the field of photos down to 20 for the exhibition.

There’s about 2300 State Heritage places and 17 State Heritage areas here in SA each offering something special and unique and many of these qualities are captured in the works featured in this exhibition.

To whet your appetite, here’s a few of the photos on show:

‘Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, Kangaroo Island’ by Ebony Gallagher
‘Reeves Point Settlement Area Jetty Ruin, Kangaroo Island’ by Dale Turner
‘Adelaide High School’ by Stuart Symons
‘Angaston War Memorial’ by Rebecca Bolton
‘Birkenhead Bridge, Port Adelaide’ by Robyn Ashworth

If you want to see the rest, you’ll have to get down to the Convention Centre and check them out for yourself!

Learn more about SA’s state heritage places and some of the latest to be added to the SA Heritage Register by reading our guide.

Main image: ‘Reeves Point Settlement Area Jetty Ruin, Kangaroo Island’ by Dale Turner

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