• 13 August 2020, 7:00pm to 11 September 2020, 5:00pm

Picturing Footscray has been bringing community together since 2016. This year, it is bringing people together remotely. 

View 150 photographs that celebrate and explore Footscray in unique ways in our fifth annual exhibition for the Picturing Footscray Photography Prize

Ranging from landscapes and portraits that are quintessentially 'Footscray' to creative interpretations from the confines of isolation, Picturing Footscray 2020 documents a moment in time that juxtaposes the vibrancy of this inner west suburb with the loneliness of a pandemic. 

Online prize announcements

Join us online for the prize announcements, where local burlesque performer Miss Friby will take us on a journey to learn the winners of the first, second, third and student prizes. She will be joined, virtually, by judge Cameron Cope on behalf of the panel, Karen Jackson from VU's Moondani Balluk, and Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & Students) Naomi Dempsey.

Tune in to the announcements via VU in the Community on Facebook at 7pm on Thursday 13 August


Exhibition opens: 7pm, Thursday 13 August
Exhibition closes: 5pm, Friday 11 September

View the exhibition online.

People's Choice Award

All valid entries displayed in the Picturing Footscray Photography Prize online exhibition are eligible to win the People’s Choice Award.

The People’s Choice Award will be selected at the end of the exhibition based on votes through the online gallery. The work that receives the most votes will be the People’s Choice Award winner.

  • Voting opens at 9am on Friday 14 August 2020 and closes at the end of the exhibition. The winner of the $500 People’s Choice Award will be announced on Wednesday 16 September 2020.
  • To cast an eligible vote in the People’s Choice prize category, visit the online exhibition and vote for your favourite photograph. 
  • Only one vote per person is permitted.

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Contact us

Katrina Gubbins
Communications Coordinator
Precincts, Communities and Government Relations
+61 3 9919 5130