Princess Theatre visitors will be able to see Tasmanian politicians in a different light starting Friday.
Exhibition project ‘Captured! Politicians – work home play’, invited photographers and digital artists to capture or create an image of a well known politician.
The exhibition will be officially opened at Princess Theatre on Friday, ahead of Bell Shakespeare’s performance of Julius Caesar at 7.30pm.
The exhibition was aimed at portraying the public persona of a politician, or the private side the public often don’t get to see.
Theatre North artistic director Greg Leong said all entrants were of a very high standard.
“Of the seven entries, I think about six are by professional photographers or artists,” he said.
“So the standard is very high and there is a lot to be said about each subject.
“It is the side I think people wouldn’t normally be used to seeing.”
Subjects submitted in the exhibition include a surfing Tasmanian Greens Senator Peter Whish Wilson, as well as Deputy Labor leader Michelle O'Byrne, who is depicted cooking.
On Tuesday exhibition judges Dr Troy Ruffels, Philip Kuruvita and Natalie De Vito were given a sneak peak of the entries.
The former executive director of the Junction Arts Festival, Ms De Vito said the judges would be looking at how each artist had interpreted the theme, which was inspired by Shakespeare’s political masterpiece.
“We will certainly be looking at how each subject is presented, as well as the overall composition.”
The exhibition winners will be revealed on Friday, with prizes valued up to $3000.
All pieces will remain on display from September 1 to 26, at the Princess Theatre Stairwell Gallery.
Shakespeare’s political thriller Julius Caesar explores one of history’s most famous political assassinations and its aftermath.
Associate director James Evans said he was interested in exploring the ambiguities woven throughout the play.
“Just when you think you know a character, Shakespeare shows you another side of them,” he said.
Tickets for Friday’s show are available at theatrenorth.com.au.