Capturing Trentham

Tea pots, ukuleles, paintbrushes, gaming and pets have all been a part of life in lockdown, and now captured as part of a project to document Trentham through this time.
The Driveway Project – Life in Lockdown is the work of local photographer Sandy Scheltema who aims to capture the fun, quirks, talent and loves, during these unprecedented times.
“It is a way to document history in Trentham and surrounds during this time of staying at home, and a way of helping families feel connected with others in the community,” she said.
Participants are asked to venture into their driveway as a family unit with items that represent what they have been doing in lockdown to be captured on film.
The project will result in a photo series showcasing local families and the way they are dealing with a new way of life with a short description on how life has changed for the family during the coronavirus.
The images will be shown on the Hepburn Shire Council Facebook page and the Trentham Connections Facebook page and Instagram. They will also be provided to the Trentham Historical Society as a record of these challenging times.
Pending further funding, an exhibition may be shown at the Cosmopolitan Hotel when social distancing rules are eased.
If you live in Trentham or nearby and want to be involved, contact Sandy via her website sandyscheltema.com
The project has been funded by a Hepburn Shire Council COVID 19 Community Support Grant.

The Ekstedt family: Superman Pete has been working on restoring a wooden boat, Robyn has been making gorgeous cushions, Tom has been brushing up on his cello skills and Ben is perfecting his skateboard skills during lockdown. Photo: Sandy Scheltema

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