It has become one of Wagga Art Gallery’s largest calendar event, consistently breaking its own attendance records.
Named for the next stop on a camera’s aperture scale – the ‘f-stop’, the last decade’s consecutive shows, the metre may stop at 11.
Launching on Friday September 28, the f.11 showcases graduate works of the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Photography) at Charles Sturt University.
The tradition began in 2008 when Dr Jamie Holcombe taught the first intake of the then-named Bachelor of Arts (Photography).
“It is a difficult thing to curate a show with such eclectic works,” said Dr Holcombe.
“Each one stood out in their show year, and they each employ something of a human element without being a portrait necessarily.”
But with his course no longer to be offered at the university, this year’s will be a retrospective curation of the past decade.
The show has consistently jump started the students’ careers, with four students in 10 years counted in the National Photographic Portrait Prize and three top 10 finalists in the World Photography Awards.
“There’s only been three students who have ever been selected for those awards, and they’ve all been from this course,” said Dr Holcombe.