Paper Bag Challenge - 2019 Edition

Paper Bag Challenge 2019 © WCC Members

Our Tuesday night meeting welcomed the annual Paper Bag Challenge. A night where members are presented with a mystery item and are asked to create an image with that item. Over the years members have become wise to the madness and bring along props that may or may not work with the mystery item. It's a great night that tests our abilities to think on the spot and make images with the presented item, props brought in, and found items and locations around us.

This year, it was all about the PEG.

I was excited to see, and surprised by, the ingenuity of our members. Their willingness to embrace the subject and work with in the confines of time and subject, as well as working in groups was joyful to watch. We got some great photos presented from our groups, and having wandered around during the evening, I know there are some really good photos that didn't make it up onto the big screen as groups were encouraged to only submit one or two images from their group.

Some groups chose to consolidate their efforts on a single idea, while others individually worked on concepts and ideas... on the night of a Paper Bag Challenge, anything goes.

One member brought in a hubcap, which lead to jovial queries as to whether we had to check our cars before we left to see if it were our own. Some members offered themselves up as the subject and found themselves in a painful embrace of pegs adorning their face... ouchy! Funny, but ouchy. We also had some using interesting items as gobos to cast shaped shadows across their scenes.

Not all our ideas come out the way we might expect, but all up a fun night was had by all.

Big thanks to Karen who organised our mystery item, it can be difficult finding a subject for our members, but I think the Peg was just right!

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Meeting: Happy Hour: End of Year Image Presentation

Ahead of our end of year dinner and award presentation on December 8 we'll take a look at the year that was and review the images entered into our End of Year Awards. No announcements around winners will be made during this presentation, we'll hold this for dinner on the 8th. Join us via Zoom.

1st December 2020 7:30 pm
Meeting: End of Year Presentation Night and Dinner

We gather but once a year to feast and celebrate the year that has been.

This year, because of the COVID restrictions, we're not able to plan our usual dinner at a restaurant as indoor dining will still be limited. But Gayle has come up with a plan. We're having a catered spit at Newport Lakes Reserve. The cost will be around $15 per person. Due to attendance limitations this will be a member's only event. 

We look forward to gathering once more, but note COVID Safe requirements will still be in place meaning masks will be required.

Newport Lakes Reserve
8th December 2020 6:30 pm

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