Magical moments on show at Naracoorte art gallery

Naracoorte photographer Deb Kloeden is the South Australian Living Artist featured at the Naracoorte Regional Art Gallery for 2021. Her exhibition titled Magic Music Moments puts her passion of photographing live music events under the spotlight and will open tomorrow at 6pm.

When Ms Kloeden retired from her career as an art teacher she naturally progressed to this new medium and subject focus. It combines her interests in music, photography and travel. She is currently a member of the Naracoorte Camera Club and a board member of the art gallery. Her exhibition features 30 photographs and they all have a music subject. Some photos are blended – they have background overlays or have been combined to put backup singers closer on stage to the main singer.

Iggy Pop stars in a photo taken at Bluesfest 2019 held near Byron Bay, NSW. Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana are also subjects included in the exhibition. “When taking concert photos I think about composition, expression, the mood of the music and of course, the lighting,” Ms Kloeden said.

Over time she has snapped quite a few celebrities starting with a Split Enz concert when she was a student. Recently Ms Kloeden was the winner of the Naracoorte gallery’s Ibis Rising photography award with a lovely scene taken in Cuba of a horse and carriage and its passengers called Waiting.

She has entered photographs in the SALA Festival Active Ageing category and sent three photographs for consideration for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. The Ballarat event asked for music photographers to exhibit in the Number One/Gudinski section under the Mushroom Group and Frontier Touring banner as part of remembering music guru Michael Gudinski.

The SALA exhibition will be on display until August 22. Visit to view a selection of work.

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