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ACE Camera Club and Louise Kingston MLC open inclusive studio

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Louise Kingston MLC and Bob Symons cut the ribbon officially opening the new ACTIV studio facility.
Camera IconLouise Kingston MLC and Bob Symons cut the ribbon officially opening the new ACTIV studio facility. Credit: Bob Symons/ACE Camera Club

Joining forces with APM Communities and the ACTIV Foundation, ACE Camera Club’s new ACTIV studio opened in March to provide a space for the growth of the club and inclusive projects.

Starting in 2020, the club began with a request from a local NDIS provider to provide an inclusive photography teaching program for people with disability.

The new studio on Minna Street was opened on March 7 with the cutting of a ribbon by Louise Kingston MLC and ACE Camera Club president Bob Symons.

The club aims to overcome boundaries and obstacles to provide opportunities for skill development, employment opportunities, and personal fulfilment for members of all abilities.

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Sherree Kelly addresses the audience.
Camera IconSherree Kelly addresses the audience. Credit: Bob Symons/ACE Camera Club

Working with Bronya Wickland from APM Communities, the club was able to organise the new creative workspace for club members to work together and produce phenomenal work.

Mr Symons said the studio opening was an exciting new step on the journey of the photography club.

ACE A-TEAM member Sherree Kelly said the club and a camera had given her the ability to view the world differently.

“Looking through the lens of a camera, I now see things in a different light and a photo can say a thousand words,” she said.

Bronya Wickland, APM Communities team leader, speaking to visitors.
Camera IconBronya Wickland, APM Communities team leader, speaking to visitors. Credit: Bob Symons/ACE Camera Club

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