Help pick a theme for Picturing Footscray 2019

Crossing Nonchalance by Maseta Pratama, 2018 Picturing Footscray entrant.

Picturing Footscray, an annual photography prize and exhibition, will return to VU at MetroWest for its fourth year in May 2019, with entries opening in March.

The photography prize celebrates the uniqueness and cultural diversity of Footscray, with both amateur and professional photographers encouraged to enter photographs that capture this essence.  

Hundreds of entries are received and displayed in an inclusive, salon-style exhibition where a variety of styles, subjects and viewpoints are brought together with the same focus – Footscray.

Entry is free and open to anyone who would like to explore Footscray with a camera.

Help us pick a theme

Each year Picturing Footscray has had a guiding theme, with previous years focusing on the colour blue and ‘old and new’.

In 2019, we are seeking community feedback on the theme. Based on suggestions from previous Picturing Footscray entrants, the theme options are: 

  • Industrial Past
  • The Changing Face of Footscray
  • West Envy (What does Footscray have that others don’t?)
  • Belonging in Footscray

Vote for your favourite theme on the VU in the Community facebook page.

Showcase exhibition

A selection of Picturing Footscray photographs, including previous prize winners, is on display at VU at MetroWest until early March. Come and be inspired before embarking on your own photographic exploration of Footscray!

Key 2019 dates

Showcase exhibition 30 January – 1  March

Entries open 15 March

Entries close  1 May

Drop off works to VU at MetroWest 2 – 8 May

Exhibition opening Thursday 16 May

Exhibition 16 May – 13 June

For more information about the previous exhibition and prizes, visit our Projects page. The Picturing Footscray entry details will be available in late February.


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