Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery will celebrate its Sister City relationship with Takatsuki by hosting a joint photographic exhibition until 31 March. Of the 24 works that will be on display in the Toowoomba Takatsuki Photographic Exchange, 12 are from Takatsuki and 12 from Toowoomba.

Toowoomba Regional Mayor Paul Antonio said the Exhibition shows the diversity and unique perspectives of the artists, highlighting a wide range of photographic styles and content. “The exchange provides both Sister Cities with an opportunity to showcase their region, country and culture through a variety of images,” Mayor Antonio said. “The cultural exchange with our Sister City Takatsuki is very strong with students from Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School (TACAPS Year 3) and Toowoomba Art Society Primary Class displaying canvases at last year’s Takatsuki Art Festival. The Toowoomba-Takatsuki Photographic Exchange began in 2006, when Toowoomba hosted the 15th Anniversary celebration of its relationship with Sister City Takatsuki, Japan. The Takatsuki K?eisha Photograph Association curated an exhibition to commemorate the event, which was displayed in Toowoomba City Hall.

“This initial exhibition prompted a yearly photographic exchange, which has become part of Toowoomba’s Sister City programs with Takatsuki, fostering a cultural and artistic dialogue that has deepened the relationship between the two cities. Takatsuki K?eisha Photograph Association and the Toowoomba Photographic Society will jointly present the Toowoomba-Takatsuki Photographic Exchange for the enjoyment of the Toowoomba Region.”

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