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Photogruzzi works inspire at new exhibition

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Pia Shorten and Wendy Graham with David Graham's (Photogruzzi) artwork.

An exhibition of images by Bundaberg photographer David Graham, better known as Gruzzi, is being showcased at BRAG.

Gallery director Rebecca McDuff said Photogruzzi celebrated the work of David, an artist who knew how to capture a thousand stories in his images. 

“He was well known in our community for photographing quirky portraits or interesting landscapes,” Rebecca said.

Photogruzzi works
Local photographer David Graham was best known as Gruzzi.

“From his street photography to his Cosplay images, through to his intimate portraits of nature, Gruzzi’s interaction with his subjects and his ability to capture the moment are celebrated in this retrospective.”

David's daughter Pia Shorten said the exhibition paid tribute to her father's talent and his passion for self-expression.

“I think the message that Dad would like people to take away from the exhibition is to encourage them to always express themselves the way that they want to,” she said.

“He used natural beauty as well as recycling to highlight the importance of protecting our environment.

“You will see hints of that throughout all of his photography.”

Wendy Graham, David's wife, said the exhibition was part of the local photographer's beautiful and precious legacy which would live on forever.

“He had so much energy and enthusiasm for discovery and knowledge,” she said.

“David's art has left us with inspiration to always aim for improvement and embrace new adventures.”

Photogruzzi will be displayed at BRAG until 28 March.

At the family's request the works in the Photogruzzi exhibition will be for sale with all proceeds to go to Standby, Support After Suicide.

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