‘Picture This City’ is an engaging photographic retrospective created for the City of Moonee Valley by cultural historian and artist Elizabeth Gertsakis. Held at the beautiful Burley Griffin Incinerator Gallery, this extensive show opened on Friday night to a crowd of ‘who’s who’ of the Melbourne art scene. Don’t think this is just one for the nerdy-yet-loveable types at the local historical society – it’s so much more and gives you a real insight into the settlement of Melbourne. A perfect summer-holiday afternoon, bring a picnic basket to enjoy on the banks of the nearby river afterwards.

This retrospective celebrates 150 years of local photography in the area, and features a broad range of material from across the community.

Maria Tence, Elizabeth Gertsakis and pleasant looking bloke, after Elizabeth’s brief opening speech.

With artist Elizabeth Gertsakis.

Picture This City: History and Photography in Moonee Valley is at the Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds from December 8 until February 26.