Vale Nola Sharp
Sadly, we advise members of Nola Sharp’s passing, last week in Bendigo, aged 95.
Nola joined the Melbourne Camera Club in 1977. She became the Club’s third female President, serving two terms in 1992 and 1993. The Club was formed in 1891, and as Nola noted, it took 74 years for the Club to elect its first woman President. In addition to her time as President, Nola had been an active Council member, serving for over 10 years in roles including publicity and membership officer, newsletter and syllabus coordinator, secretary and vice-president.
Nola’s profession was as a graphic designer/book illustrator, and photography became her medium of choice as a graphic designer. In her 40’s she “got hooked” on black and white photography. When she and her husband Frank started to travel overseas, she moved to colour slides, and by the late 1980’s she and Frank began to explore Cibachrome, which they mastered and produced some great images. Later, Nola was to embrace digital.
Nola was considered to be a progressive and creative photographer in MCC competitions. She was a very active member of the Club and participated at all levels of Club life. She was always willing to step up and do the things that had to be done.
Nola has been described as the lifeblood of the Club in the years when she was most involved, and she saw the Club as the focus for her artistic endeavours.
Her passing will cause many members to pause and remember a lovely lady.
Read the full tribute on the website, including gallery of images, words by Jim Weatherill.