“The Toowoomba-Takatsuki Photographic Exchange began in 2006, when Toowoomba hosted the 15th Anniversary celebration of its relationship with Sister City Takatsuki, Japan.
“The Takatsuki Kōeisha Photograph Association curated an exhibition to commemorate the event, which was displayed in Toowoomba City Hall.
“This initial exhibition prompted a yearly photographic exchange, which has become part of Toowoomba’s Sister City programs with Takatsuki, fostering a cultural and artistic dialogue that has deepened the relationship between the two cities.
Mayor Antonio said our Sister City relationship with Takatsuki stretches back 27 years and during that time, we have developed strong ties with the people of the region through Council, community, education, sports and cultural exchanges.
“The Sister City program displays our rich traditions on an international stage and encourages our bold ambitions to enrich cultural relationships that will benefit both our communities.
“We look forward to many more years of fruitful exchanges with our Sister City.”
The Clifton Art Gallery will host Toowoomba Takatsuki Photographic Exchange until Sunday, 5th May 2019. The exhibtion will then move to the Pittsworth Pioneer Village for display from the Monday, 13th May to Sunday 9th June 2019.
Toowoomba Regional Council
11 Apr 2019