Berylouise Mitchell The Birdsville Cup

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Janet Clayton Gallery 2015

A photo essay on the iconic Birdsville Races in outback Queensland taken over two student trips from Queensland College of Art in 1989 and 1990.  Horse trainer George Dawson took me behind the scenes to the horse camp and an early morning training run.  And the series covers the jockeys, the bookies, the punters and the entertainments.  The exhibition included a book documenting the trip and the races.

Dedicated to George the book was printed via crowd funding, with 100 copies gifted to Birdsville with proceeds going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.