Caulfield Glen Eira/Port Phillip Leader
From Try Boy’s to the Melbourne Camera Club -South Melbourne
Melbourne Camera Club owns a heritage building in Ferrars Street South Melbourne once occupied by the Try Boys’ Society to keep young men off the streets. The MCC is open almost every night of the week providing education on photography. It is also the custodian of a valuable photographic archive by well-known photographers. We want to mount the archival images so they can be exhibited. Mounting will allow them to be freely exhibited to Port Phillip residents and preserve them for the future.
The major costs associated with the project are
The major costs associated with the project are Conservation mounts for 50 images –Ivory $15.60 each x50 = $780 Conservation Tape = $87 Conservation Corners 250 75x75mm = $160.2 Guillotine =$70 Total $1097.2 The MCC brings people together to generously share knowledge in a friendly and social atmosphere. The archive is a major resource for photography education and MCC requires archival mounts to continue its free community exhibitions to help preserve the archive.
The $1,000 grant will be used
We will spend the grant on the archival quality conservation mounts supplemented by members fundraising efforts which will bring the archive alive for the residents of Port Phillip.
How they raise the rest of the funding
$1000 will cover the majority of the clubs financial needs for exhibition mounts. However some additional funds for mounting costs will be raised via donation from members exhibitions.