LENS MIST PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD AND EXHIBITION 2018
Lens Mist invited artists to put Kingston under the microscope, scouring suburbs, landscapes and streets of Kingston to uncover something they had never noticed before… Local and professional artists of all ages submitted urban, landscape, portraiture and experimental artworks.
Judged by a Curatorial committee of industry professionals, finalists will be exhibited at the Children’s Playground in Mordialloc Food Wine and Music Festival and DFO Moorabbin.
Vote in the People’s Choice Award and go in the draw for $250! All artworks are available for purchase.
Image: 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
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.
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.
Mira Oosterweghel is an artist based in Narrm (Melbourne) working across, performance, sculpture, installation, video and sound. Recent exhibitions include The body Speaks, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2017); Technicians Choice, Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne (2017); Loosened, TCB Inc., Melbourne, (2017); Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, (2016); Screen as a Room, The Substation, Melbourne (2016); Unstable Moments, Metro Arts, Brisbane (2015); Outerspace, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, (2015); Performance/Presence Video/Time, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, (2015). Mira Oosterweghel completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at Monash University in 2013.