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GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA Over 100 people attended the inauguration of the exhibition "Orizzonti d 'Italia - Twilight skylines from Police helicopters"



GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA Over 100 people attended the inauguration of the exhibition

Over 100 people attended the inauguration of the exhibition "Orizzonti d 'Italia - Twilight skylines from Police helicopters" on November 6th at the Gold Coast City Chambers Foyer, in Australia’s Queensland. The exhibition, which landed first in Melbourne on its first stop in Australia, on the occasion of the "No Money for Terror" Conference, in the presence of over 70 delegations from all over the world and the Italian Ambassador H.E. Francesca Tardioli, will be now hosted until 22nd of January at the Gold Coast, the fifth Australian city by number of inhabitants and a very important economic reality in an enduring expansion.

The project was strongly supported by the Gold Coast City Mayor, Tom Tate, who thanked the Italian Embassy, ​​the Italian Consulate in Brisbane and the Italian Cultural Institute in Melbourne for bringing Orizzonti d 'Italia to the exhibition space of the City Council of the Gold Coast.

The photographer Massimo Sestini, escorted by the State Police aboard an AgustaWestland AW139 and AB212 models by Leonardo-Finmeccanica employed by the Police, immortalized in the exhibnition the landscapes of Italy an hour after sunset or an hour before sunrise. The images tell the story of the country’s wonders, which range from large cities to small towns, from the coasts to the Alps, creating framework of stunning beautiful horizons. As the special guest from Italy, Massimo Sestini talked about the project in collaboration with the Italian police and described the emotions of his fantastic flight on a helicopter above the Gold Coast to take a picture of the City which will be added to the exhibition. Sestini, winner of the World Press Photo in 2015, was also invited to a "guest lecture" to the students of photography of the Griffith University, and met with the members of the Dante Alighieri in Brisbane at “Casa Italia” in Brisbane.

Among the promoters of the initiative, together with the Director of the Italian Institute of Culture of Melbourne, Laura Napolitano and the Police Attache of the Embassy of Italy in Canberra, Vice Questore Mario Argenio, the Consul of Italy in Brisbane, Salvatore Napolitano said: "The exhibition takes place in an excellent period for bilateral relations that open up new horizons of collaboration for Italy with Queensland at an institutional, cultural and economic level". The Consul added: "Here there is a great deal of attention towards Italy from the institutions and the local population, encouraged also by the cultural influence exercised by a historical community perfectly integrated in the territory accompanied by the renewed interest of our companies for the opportunities of Queensland in particular in the field of infrastructures, energy, transport ".

Right at the Gold Coast some years ago Mapei Australia, sponsor of the event, opened the first commercial establishment, and today the headquarters of the Italian are still in Queensland, in Wacol, where over 100 people are being employed.

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