A ‘mostly’ portrait and ‘brief’ interview series by professional photographer Pete Thornton exploring the idea that one image has the power to tell the whole story.
Each ‘sitter’ suggests the next person to be photographed in this series, and thus ensues an interesting and unknown trail of Barossa identities to come.
Stay tuned… Pete
The power of public voice. Making the invisible visible.
With a long family association, a childhood spent at the pool, a passion for all things aquatic, and a good dose of community activism, the threatened closure of the historic Nuriootpa War Memorial Swimming pool back in 2020, saw Rebecca Reynolds dive head first into the Nuri Pool Working group campaign to save the pool.
Not only did the group rally the community, gathering thousands of signatures in support of the pool remaining open, Rebecca points to two other key collaborators, Tracey Scholz and Anthea Blenkiron, who have also spent many hours working and collaborating with Barossa Council on improvements.
In a way, says Rebecca, the threatened closure in 2020 at the height of the pandemic was the best thing that ever happened to the pool. It was an opportunity to make the pool visible in a way it hadn’t been for years and it has been a pleasure to bring renewed attention to a hugely important and very valuable cultural asset.
Long may we swim.
Built by the hands of the Community, the ‘Nuri Pool’ was saved by the voices of the Community.