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Head On Photo Festival Australia Call. Deadline: Feb 28, 2016

Head On Photo Festival is calling for entries to the Head On Awards over 4 prizes – Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Student. Finalists of each prize will be exhibited during Head On Photo Festival 2016, Australia’s leading photography festival.

The prizes are open internationally in all categories (except Students) and entrants can enter up to 5 works into each category. Submitted works do NOT have to have been taken in the past 12 months.

Judges across the 5 categories are:

Alison Zavos, Publisher/Managing Editor, Feature Shoot
Alyx Gorman, Editor, Time Out Sydney
Dimitri Beck, Editor in Chief, Polka Magazine
Louise Whelan, Award winning Sydney-based photorapher and educator
Matt Black, Magnum Photos nominee, Time Magazine’s Instagram photographer of the year in 2014
Michael Grecco, Award winning Los Angeles based Photographer
Michael Reid, Director, Michael Reid Gallery
Moshe Rosenzveig, Head On Photo Festival Director
Myles Little, Award-winning photo editor, TIME Magazine
Sally Brownbill, leading consultant for the creative industries
Ron Haviv, Award winning photographer and founder, VII Photo Agency
3 winners per category will be awarded prizes. Total prize pool over $50,000

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION Sunday 11pm (EDT, Australia time) 28 February 2016. Students: Sunday 11pm 6 March 2016.

Winners of each category will be announced on 29 April 2016 at the Festival grand opening in Sydney Town Hall

Individual Terms and Conditions are listed below:

Portrait Prize Terms & Conditions

Landscape Prize Terms & Conditions

Mobile Prize Terms & Conditions

Student Prize Terms & Conditions

Australian Photobook of the year award. Deadline: Feb. 8, 2016

G’day, everyone.

If you are an Australian photo artist and have made a book in 2015, consider sending it in for this prize. If not, you may still be interested in their MEMORY ARCHIVE – a global exchange project, to be found at http://www.photobookmelbourne.org/competition/photo-award-2016/.


The Captain

Photobook Melbourne and Momento Pro have joined forces to present the Australian Photobook of the year award.

The Australian Photobook of the year awards 2015 are now open for entries until 8 February 2016. Presented by Photobook Melbourne and Momento Pro, the awards celebrate excellence and innovation in photo book creation, and provide the opportunity to showcase the work of Australian photo artists to a growing local and international audience. The $10,500 in prizes is designed to help photographers produce and promote their publication.

Alasdair Foster, Cultural Development Consulting
Alison Stieven-Taylor, Photojournalism Now
Paul McNally, Smith Street Studios

Self Published Prize
$2,000 cash + $5,000 Momento Pro printing credit

Trade Published Prize
$1,000 cash + $2,000 Momento Pro printing credit

People’s Choice Prize
$500 Momento Pro printing credit

All finalist books will be exhibited in our new studio 25.02.2016 – 13.03.2016. The books will also be exhibited at Momento Pro in Sydney.

Last year’s winner was Raphaela Rosella for her book, ‘We Met A Little Early But I Get To Love You Longer’. She received a Magnum Photography Award on the same day.

Entry to the awards is free, and submissions close on Monday, 8 February 2016.

The winners will be announced in our new project space in 25 February 2016.

Boyd School Studios
207-229 City Rd, Southbank


For more information and where to send your photobook, please visit

Visual and Media Art Call, Western Australia. Deadline: Oct. 29, 2012

IASKA: Call for Expressions of Interest

spaced 2013-2015


Applications due Monday 29 October 2012

IASKA is calling for Expressions of Interest from artists working with visual, digital and hybrid media who are interested in participating in the second iteration of spaced, IASKA’s recurring event of socially engaged art. This new event will comprise 16 residency-based projects that will take place in regional Western Australian locations throughout 2013-14, followed by a group exhibition of the residency outcomes at the Western Australian Museum (WAM), Perth in early 2015.

The curatorial focus of the second iteration of spaced will consider the idea of collective memory, intended as the site of competing narratives that communities re-interpret and reinvent to construct images of their present and future.

The 16 spaced residency projects will encompass:

• Artistic practices that intervene in the fabric of everyday life and straddle the boundaries of art, science and technology, social activism, design and architecture.
•    Commissioning of artworks that result from a process of negotiation and consultation between artists and specific social groups within their host community.
•    Facilitation of artworks that strike a balance between situation-specificity and gallery display.
•    Promotion of a dialogue between realities that are usually separated by cultural, social, economic or geographical distances.
• Diversification of the life experience of artists so that a comprehensive experience of Australian culture, in its many forms, will be reflected in the contemporary arts

Participating artists will be commissioned to create new works informed by a dialogue with local residents and aimed at exploring local issues in a global context. The remuneration package will comprise an artist’s fee, contribution to materials and production costs, travel allowance, accommodation, on site staff support (part-time) and the use of a vehicle.

The program will be run through a tripartite partnership between IASKA, regional community host organisations and the Western Australian Museum (museum.wa.gov.au/iaska-spaced). The regional hosts will provide on-site support while the Museum will assist with the development of some projects through the provision of access to its collection, facilities and research staff. The Museum will also play host to the 2015 spaced group exhibition, contribute to the documentation and public program supporting this exhibition along with considering acquisition of some of the artworks for its collection. The event will take shape progressively through a dialogue between prospective artists, participating communities and WAM, and will be mediated and coordinated by IASKA.

About IASKA:
IASKA was formed in 1998 by farmers and art professionals interested in exploring cultural identity through art. Our mission is to experiment with new and more productive modes of interaction between contemporary artists and communities by supporting artistic practices that engage with local social contexts and are based on an exchange between regional, metropolitan and international points of view. Our philosophy is based on the principle that contemporary art should not be isolated in its specialist domain but participate in a cross-disciplinary dialogue involving a wide range of other cultural and social practices. Our activities comprise context-specific projects, solo exhibitions, touring group exhibitions, publications, educational and mentoring programs.

Katherine Wilkinson
Phone: +61 8 9228 2444
Fax: +61 8 9228 2444

PO Box 8087
Perth BC 6849

For further information and to obtain an Expression of Interest form please email: admin@iaska.com.au or download a copy from http://www.iaska.com.au