Picturing Footscray exhibition

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Thursday 17 August 2017 to Friday 15 September 2017

Free entry | Great prizes | Exhibition opportunity

Picturing Footscray is an open-entry photography prize on the theme ‘Footscray’.

Using ‘Footscray’ as a guiding theme, the subject matter will stimulate curiosity and conversation about Footscray. What does it mean to you? It might be a small corner of the Footscray Market, a city view framed with the Footscray industrial landscape, or a street scene that captures the essence of this great location.

All entrants will be exhibited in a major exhibition held at VU at MetroWest, providing an opportunity to have work displayed in a professional context.*

Prizes will be awarded at the exhibition opening, and the People's Choice award will be awarded at the conclusion of the exhibition.

*Subject to Terms and Conditions

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  • First prize: $3,000.00
  • Second prize: $1000.00
  • Third prize: $500.00
  • People’s Choice Award: $500.00

Key dates

  • Entries open: Thursday 22 June
  • Entries close: Monday 7 August
  • Delivered printed art for installation at MetroWest: 8 – 11 August
  • Judging takes place: 16 August
  • Exhibition at VU at MetroWest: 17 August – 15 September
  • Artwork collection: 18 – 22 September

Entry details

Anyone can enter. There are no boundaries of age, ability, experience or technical equipment. Both amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit either analogue or digital photographs that explore the theme 'Footscray'.

Entries need to comply with the following guidelines:

  • Maximum 3 entries per person.
  • Each entry will be shown unless deemed offensive, defamatory, too fragile, dangerous or not ready for installation.
  • In order to be displayed in the exhibition, photographs must be printed, ready for display and delivered to VU at MetroWest. They must not exceed 80cm in width and height.

The following print and display methods are recommended:

  • printed onto good quality paper
  • printed onto foam core
  • framed with d-rings and wire or string backing.

An experienced photographer will select a first, second and third prize winner and a People’s Choice award will be presented at the end of the exhibition.

At the completion of the exhibition all works will be returned to entrants via collection.

Terms & Conditions

The terms and Conditions are available here.

Picturing Footscray is an initiative of Victoria University and Footscray University Town.

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Photo by Wirut Khemnak 2016 "Picturing Bluscray" winner.


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17 August 2017, 9:00am to 15 September 2017, 5:00pm


VU at MetroWest (Footscray) 138 Nicholson Street