Art by the People, For the People

‘Art for the people, by the people’ is an unique exhibition that celebrates the ability for anyone with a modern smartphone or tablet to create memorable instant art or ‘insta–art’ as it’s fashionably called .  The photographic exhibition allows the visitor to ask what constitutes a professional photographer and what defines good photography? Fifty images of Queensland, Australia have been selected for this exhibition. The images were taken from a variety of instagrammers, many of whom participated in the world’s largest ever ‘instameet’ – a pre determined place and time where photographers/instagrammers collectively take photos.

The event took place in 88 locations across Queensland earlier this month with over a thousand people capturing images of Queensland. Visitors of the gallery are given the opportunity to vote on their favourite three pieces of art. All votes will be placed into a draw on the final day of the show and ten lucky winners will receive a framed print. Moreover, someone will also get the opportunity to win a flight to Queensland for a holiday.  The best of the images produced during the meet are now being exhibited in London, at a pop-up ‘Insta gallery’at Arts Galleries Europe, 18 Maddox St, London, W1S 1PL, until Friday 24th October. If you’d like to see more of the images produced at the Queenland insta-meet, search Instagram using the handle @queensland and hashtag #thisisqueensland