FRIDAY night was a big one for art junkies in the city, with the travelling photo exhibition Waterbirds Return as the Gwydir Floods officially opening at the The Armidale School's Hoskins Arts Centre.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall was among the crowd, officially declaring the exhibition open.
"Some of the images are breathtaking and beautifully covers and event in nature we’re not likely to see again for quite some time," Mr Marshall said.
"The exhibition was first launched in Moree, home of the Gwydir Wetlands, on World Wetlands Day last year, and has since toured galleries across the north west region and been viewed by more than 12,000 people.
"The exhibition features the work of four photographers – Jennifer Spencer from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Joshua Smith from Narrabri, Paul Bayne of Armidale and Daryl Albertson."