What started off as a dream for two Gunnedah photographers has become more than they ever could have imagined.
After successfully exhibiting the Sirens of Gunnedah locally, the work of Alyssa Barwick and Marie Low will make its way to the city.
Sirens of Gunnedah will open at Gallery Lane Cove on July 29, and the pair say there may be a few extra surprises in store for fans of the original exhibition.
A collection of conceptual photographic portraits of more than 50 local women, the exhibition is the most-visited the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery has ever seen.
"We are absolutely thrilled that Sirens is making its way to our sisters in the city," Ms Barwick enthused.
"We have been overwhelmed by the response to what started as a dream for us and, through the support of the Gunnedah community, became a reality."
She said it had been an amazing opportunity to revisit the project the pair worked on for 18 months.
They've tweaked a few things, and even managed to add a couple of new faces.
Ms Low was incredibly excited to reach a new audience, one close to their hearts.
"So many people have helped Sirens of Gunnedah become a success," Ms Low said.
It is wonderful that the beautiful faces of these women of all ages and all walks of life will now be seen in a gallery at the heart of a region that has helped Gunnedah through the difficult time of drought.- Marie Low
"Along with our Sirens, we have had talented hair stylists, make-up artists and people who have helped through their businesses, as individuals, or through community groups.
"It is wonderful that the beautiful faces of these women of all ages and all walks of life will now be seen in a gallery at the heart of a region that has helped Gunnedah through the difficult time of drought."
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the exhibition is likely to feature a digital launch on July 29.
Limits on the head-count in the gallery are also expected to be in place.
One fan has the chance to win their own portrait session with the two photographers, by taking a selfie with any of the photographs, posting it on social media with the hash-tag #SydneySirensSelfie.
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