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Shannon Hartigan Images

Landscape & Ocean Photography

Property Donor: Formerly The GPT Group

Launched: with RN 25 Jun 2009

Closed: with RN 30 Nov 2012

Current location from 1 Dec 2012: 91 Hunter St, Newcastle

Contact: Shannon Hartigan 0405 436 586

UPDATE NOV 2012 Shannon Hartigan Images has graduated from Renew Newcastle to take on a commercial lease at 91 Hunter Street where he continues to sell his magnificent landscape photographs and offer made to measure framing services. Congratulations Shannon! You can keep up to date at

Formerly located as an RN project at Shop 21B, Market Square, Hunter St Mall, Newcastle NSW 2300.

Shannon Hartigan takes international award winning landscape photography of Newcastle and Australia wide. Shannon Hartigan is a fine art panoramic landscape photographer with a rapidly growing reputation for his serene images of Australia and a focus on Newcastle NSW.

Shannon shoots with the amazing medium format Linhof Technorama 617 III which produces stunning wide angle panoramas.

Shannon is a photographer from Maitland. His work captures the beauty of this land we love to call home, Australia. His passion for landscape photography was ignited during a trip to Central Australia and the Top End in 2003. Inspired by the beautiful scenery he set out with a Pentax Film SLR, started snapping and hasn’t looked back.

Since then Shannon has upgraded to digital but (frustrated by the inability to capture a wide enough shot) has reverted back to film in the form of a Hasselblad Xpan panoramic camera, which produces stunning wide angle panoramas.

What do you do? My main focus is landscape photography and also custom picture framing

What inspired you to get involved in Renew Newcastle? I heard about it through a friend, it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up, a retail outlet for my work in Newcastle basically rent free. It doesn’t get much better than that. Leasing a shop elsewhere simply would’ve been out of the question financially. Apart from that I think it’s a great initiative to get involved in to try and bring some life back into a tired and run down Newcastle.

What are you doing in your new space? I’m using the shopfront as a gallery/shop for my work ranging from small mounted images to large framed images and canvases. There is also a back room which is an ideal workspace for mounting and framing pictures.

Tell us about the space – what was its previous use? Anything unique about it? Your response to the space? Previously used as an optus shop, I immediately liked it when marni initially showed me, it’s ideal for a gallery, it has a full glass front and long white walls, I think I was pretty lucky with this shop, there was no repairs or renovations to do so basically all I had to do was fix some picture railing to the wall and start hanging my work.