Photo Exhibition celebrates Simpson Desert trek


More than 150 people gathered at a Photography Exhibition on 3 December to celebrate the incredible achievements of the nine amazing trekkers who crossed the Simpson Desert in August to raise awareness and funds for Jenny’s Place Domestic Violence Resource Centre (DVRC).

The Exhibition profiled the best of the images taken by the trekkers over their 22-day hike, printed onto canvas or blown up and framed. After raising more than $120,000 through trek sponsorship and donations, the Exhibition raised a further $3,500 to continue the services of the DVRC. The DVRC provides specialised casework support and practical assistance to women experiencing domestic and family violence.

The stunning photos, capturing the stark and beautiful Desert environment, are currently displayed on the walls of Denison Practice – the business of psychiatrist and trekker Kim Newnham. For those still keen to acquire a unique Christmas gift that gives back to Jenny’s Place, the exhibition will be open for viewing again from 11am to 2pm next Saturday, 10 December.

The Simpson Desert trek was led by the intrepid and irrepressible Donna George, Jenny’s Place Community Relations Coordinator. The other hikers are:

  • Ali Kimmorley
  • Carol Compton
  • Emma McCabe
  • Jen Hughes
  • Kim Newnham
  • Lisa Vitnell
  • Sharon Cameron, and
  • Troy Cameron.


For more information on the Simpson Desert Exhibition, please contact Donna George on 0412 644 370 or email

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