Geelong residents have the opportunity to take in a world-renowned photography exhibition as Wildlife Photographer of the Year goes on display at the City’s National Wool Museum from Friday 8 December 2023.
Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global
platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging
sights for over 50 years.
The world-renowned exhibition,
on loan from the Natural History Museum London features exceptional images
which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species, and the
breathtaking diversity of the natural world.
The competition first launched
in 1965, attracting 361 entries, and has steadily grown to currently receive
over 50,000 entries from all over the world.
This year’s award-winning
images will embark on an international tour that will allow them to be seen by
over a million people.
The National Wool Museum is open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is on
exhibition until 19 May 2024.
Tickets are available at the door and includes entry
to all exhibition galleries.
Visit the National Wool Museum website for more
Mayor Trent Sullivan
I urge residents
to visit the National Wool Museum this Summer holiday season.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is an
exhibition of international significance, showcasing one-hundred breathtaking
images from around the world.
Geelong and the National Wool Museum are the only
Victorian venue to see this world-class exhibition; I encourage residents to
take the opportunity to witness it for themselves.
Councillor Melissa Cadwell - chair of the Creativity and
for this competition have come from 95 different countries across the world.
It speaks to the significance of our museum that an
exhibition that has been on display in London, Canada, Belgium, France,
Germany, New Zealand and Singapore is coming to Geelong.
Padraic Fisher - National Wool Museum Director
I join Mayor Sullivan and Cr Cadwell in
inviting residents to visit the Museum.
exhibition is right up there with the best that we’ve had the pleasure of
hosting at the National Wool Museum.
Along with an exciting schedule of activities, tours
and learning programs Wildlife Photographer of the Year features
alongside the playful, immersive
and interactive installation WaVE/WeaVE by the Slow Art
Please come along and
visit your Museum this Summer, there truly is something for everyone.