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FOBIF turns 25 exhibition

Posted on 12 December, 2022 by Frances

To celebrate 25 years of Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forest they are planning an exhibition at the Newstead Arts Hub (8A Tivey St, Newstead VIC) from 25 February to 13 March 2023. There will be a new photo show, geology exhibits, children’s art, posters, pamphlets and photos about FOBIF’s history.

For the photo show, they are inviting FOBIF members and supporters to send an image/s that shows something about the local natural environment that they find interesting or special in some way. They would also like participants to write a short piece (100-300 words) explaining the choice.

So if you have a favourite photo/s of the bush in our region send them along to FOBIF ( with a description. There is plenty of time to take new photos: the closing date for the submission of photos is not till 1 February 2023.

FOBIF will place all photos in a designated page on the FOBIF website. A FOBIF sub-committee will then select approximately 15 photos to be printed and framed for the exhibition. The text will be printed and displayed next to the photo. Photos will be for sale with proceeds used to cover costs.

If your photo is selected, as well as being included in the exhibition, you will receive a free copy of your photo.

For more information contact FOBIF ( or phone Bronwyn Silver (0448 751 111).

To visit the FOBIF website to learn more about FOBIF and their activities – click here

Read on to enjoy two early contributions to the FOBIF turns 25 show.

Joy Clusker