ENCOMPASS AFRICA HOSTING INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION MARCH 2019
Greatest Masai Mara Photographers of the Year 2018 showcased
Be transported to Kenya via extraordinary images showcasing the greatest game reserve in the world: the Masai Mara in Kenya.
The photographs are from an exciting competition, held for the first time in 2018 and judged by a world-class panel of professional photographers from around the globe including Art Wolfe, Federico Veronesi, Adam Bannister, Nisha Purushothaman and Michael Poliza. The competition was designed to raise awareness of the Masai Mara as a destination, and funds for important conservation initiatives.
The winners were announced in late December – Brisbane is lucky enough to be the second stop on a world tour showcasing these incredible images, and you’re invited to the opening night celebrations if you’re quick where you can bid to win in the live and silent auctions. Plus we are auctioning off 3 nights at the luxurious Angama Mara on a fully inclusive package with meals, drinks, accommodation for two and activities included.
Opening night: ticketed event
Join us for a safari soiree at the opening night of the Greatest Masai Mara Photographers Exhibition. Bid on photographs in live and silent auctions for the chance to take home an awarding winning piece of the Masai Mara. PLUS we will put a luxury 3 night accommodation package at Angama Mara under the hammer.
When: Monday 4 March, 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start
Where: Tattersall’s Club, Queen Street, Brisbane
Price: Tickets are $20 for the first 20 to book and $25 thereafter. Be quick numbers limited.
Includes: Entry, welcome drink, nibbles, live and silent auctions, local artist Cory Salmond sketching throughout the nightBookNow
The Greatest Masai Mara Photography exhibition will be open for the remainder of the week, 5 – 8 March and entry is free. Please note the venue is inside the Tattersall’s Club and accessible via Queen Street Mall. It also means you will need to RSVP to us so we have your name on the door and a dress code applies.
Book now on [email protected] and simply provide your full name, email, telephone number and the day you are planning to visit.
Encompass Africa team will be on hand to chat about the exhibition, Kenya’s Maasai Mara and all things Africa.
Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 March: 10am – 5pm daily
Friday 8 March: 10am – 7pm with some of the Encompass Africa team coming in for drinks from 5pm
FAQs for the Greatest Masai Mara Photographers of the Year
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There are no age restrictions to the event. Children are counted and require a ticket to enter.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Being in the city centre, you have access to plenty of parking and taxis, plus train and bus services. The nearest bus stations are Stop 83 on Elizabeth Street (near Albert Street) or the Queen Street bus station.
Who are the conservation partners?
Tell me about the auctions on opening night.
The winning photograph plus nine finalists, as well as five of Encompass Africa’s favourite images will be auctioned live on the night following a brief on auction protocol by our professional auctioneer, Bryn Hancock.
A further 17 photographs from the competition will be available via a silent auction – you simply need to list your name and your bid on a piece of paper.
All images will be an impressive addition to any wall. The winning photograph is sized at A1 (594mm x 841mm), while all other images are A2 (420mm x 594 mm).
A 3 night accommodation package including all meals, local drinks, accommodation for two and safari activities will be auctioned off on the night. Please note the prize is accommodation only. Encompass Africa would then assist you with the logistics to get to and from camp and add on other components in Kenya to really showcase the beauty of this safari country.
How do I pay for the photograph if I have the winning bid?
You will simply need to complete a winner’s bid form, including your contact and payment details, and hand it to one of the members of the Encompass Africa team on the night. This will then be processed within 24 hours and a receipt issued to you via email for your records. The actual receipt will be delivered along with your photograph.
When will I receive my photograph if I place the winning bid?
Lucky you! If you live within the Greater Brisbane area your image will be personally delivered to you at the conclusion of the exhibition (it runs from 4 March to 8 March). It will be delivered in the week beginning 11 March, at a time convenient to you. At this time you will also receive the original receipt from your credit card payment. If you live outside the Greater Brisbane area, arrangements will be made on the night.
Is there a dress code?
Tattersalls Club has a dress code that requires smart attire with collared shirts for men and trousers and neat business attire for women. Please note Sports shoes, sandals and thongs, sporting attire, denim or shorts and torn clothing will prevent entry.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can call us here at Encompass Africa on (07) 3266 2377 and speak to Aymar – or email him on [email protected]
What’s the refund policy for the launch event?
There are no refunds offered. Should you no longer be able to come along to enjoy the fun, please pass on your ticket to someone who would love to attend in your place!
Who is the media contact?
If you are keen to get involved and cover the event please contact Danica Wilson on 0407 302 878 or [email protected]