Would you like to see your photographs displayed alongside images from the state’s archival collection?
The Victorian Archives Centre’s Archives Gallery is a community gallery space welcoming street photographers interested in exhibiting their photographs.
Every four months, the gallery will display a new selection of Government archival photographs based on a theme, dating back to late 1800s right through to the 1980s. Public photographic archives were traditionally kept because they reflected a cross section of public activities, and life, from the perspective of government photographers.
We welcome street photographers who would like to submit photos inspired by each theme.
Ten photos will be exhibited complementing 10 archival photos from Victoria’s past. Here is a Flickr sample album for the upcoming exhibition, the theme for September is Hair: from Mos to Fros. Use this album to inspire your submissions!
How to enter
- In honouring archival photography the gallery would expect community contributors to submit works that remained true to the original image (no manipulation allowed).
- The image should pay homage to the theme.
- The works must be published (at low res) online for selection and the url link included in the submission form.
- The original image must be 300 dpi and able to be printed at a size to fit A1 (8MB+). You do not have to send us original images yet, for submission simply provide the URL links. We will ask for your high-resolution files if you are selected to exhibit.
- The exhibited submissions will receive their printed copy back at A1 size.
- Submissions close at 5pm on the 5th of September.
The Archives Gallery is at back of lobby at 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne. Open Monday-Friday and every first and last Saturday. For more information please contact the Project Manager, Kate Follington, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.