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Lens Mist 2018

Lens Mist photography award and exhibition 2018

Lens Mist Photography Award and Exhibition 2018 invites artists to place the municipality of Kingston under the microscope and capture something they have never noticed before.  

Artists of all ages are encouraged to go on a journey of discovery, scouring local suburbs and unknown places, small and large, looking for a moment of inspiration illuminated and heightened by the camera. Book in for a Kingston Arts Lens Mist bus tour around sites of Kingston to find inspiration!

Artists are encouraged to think creatively, be original and demonstrate technique.

Twenty works will be shortlisted by a Curatorial Committee. Shortlisted images will be printed, framed and exhibited and will be eligible for one of three Awards. Members of the public who vote for People's Choice have a chance to win the Voter’s Award. Shortlisted artworks and prints are available for purchase by the public.

Please note entries are now closed.

Guidelines can be found here: Lens-Mist-2018-Terms-and-Conditions_1.pdf



Photograph: Michael Kluge, 1 Bulli Street 2015


Best Photograph  $5,000 sponsored by DFO Moorabbin

People’s Choice Award  $2,000 sponsored by City of Kingston

Youth Award (under 18)  $500 sponsored by City of Kingston

Voter's Award: $250 sponsored by City of Kingston 


G3 Artspace: Friday 18 January -  Saturday 17 February 2018

Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival: Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 March 2018 (official launch, prizes announced)

DFO Moorabbin: Tuesday 3 April - Sunday 15 April 2018

In 2017, the top 20 finalists were Aimee Le Fevre, Bridgette Dwyer, Dale van Lersel, Damian Guiney, Dianna Wells, Gabriel Cali, Gigi Williams, Greg Earl, Jamie Cetraro, Jarred Reid, Joanne Piechota, John Parkinson, Leigh Lambert, Liza Clements, Mark Cribbes, Mark Forbes, Matt Trewin, Rhiannon Slatter, Sarah Bell, Simon Milder.

curatorial committee 2018

Lou Hubbard

 Video and sculptural artist, Lou Hubbard has exhibited widely throughout Australia and internationally, with recent exhibitions including Neverwhere, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul (2015); Dead Still Standing, West Space, Melbourne (2015); Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, (2013-14); FX, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, (2013); The Knock Off Show, Slopes, Melbourne, (2013); Antic Measures, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, (2011–12); NEW10, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, (2010); Change, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, (2010); Making It New: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, (2009). In 2015 Hubbard won the Art Gallery of Ballarat Guirguis New Art Prize. Hubbard has completed a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2001 and is currently Head of Photography at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.


Eliza Hutchinson

Melbourne based photographer and artist, Eliza Hutchinson’s works are included in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and Monash University, Melbourne Collections. Recent solo exhibitions include Hair in the Gate, a Biograph, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and Murray White Room, Melbourne, both 2012; and Kewpie and the Corn Idol, Murray White Room, Melbourne, 2010. Recent group exhibitions include We Used to Talk About Love - Balnaves Contemporary: Photomedia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and Confounding: Contemporary Photography, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, both 2013. Hutchinson’s experimental photographs were also featured in the NGV’s ground-breaking exhibition, Melbourne Now, and in May 2017, Hutchinson launched her debut book Family Photos, launched at Offprint London, Tate Modern.




Applications open Tuesday 3 October 2017
Applications close - Thursday 14 December 2017


Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin

979-985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin


Entry fees: $25 (18 and over). $15 (under 18) There is no fee to view the exhibition or to vote in the People's Choice Award.


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