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OptiKA exhibition 2022




Now in its 14th year, join us for the opening of OptiKA, Kingston's Photographic Award 2022. The exhibition will feature new artworks responding to the theme FOCUS ON 2030: Inspiring a Zero Emissions Future by photographers, videographers and digital artists of all ages and skill levels. 

Congratulations to the Award winners:

  • Open Entry Award ($4,000 sponsored by Kingston City Council) is awarded to Todd Johnson & Kristina Kraskov (who will receive $2,000 each)
  • Local Entry Award ($4,000 sponsored by Kingston City Council) is awarded to Daniel Murphy
  • People's Choice Award ($1,000 sponsored by Kingston City Council) will be announced in August
  • Casting your vote for your favourite OptiKA entry will put you in the running to win a $250 gift voucher from Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall Moorabbin

2022 Curatorial Committee


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As part of the 2022 OptiKA Kingston Photographic Award, Kingston Arts in partnership with City Strategy presents OptiKA: Up Late. Featuring over 30 projections of artworks by Victorian based artists, OptiKA: Up Late activates council sites in Kingston during Winter. Featuring photography, video, and digital art in response to this years’ curatorial theme FOCUS on 2030: Inspiring a Zero Emissions Future. We invite you to experience unexpected encounters with art and OptiKA as you’ve never seen it before!

Featuring artists: Hunter Hall, Lucas Marsionis, Shanaya Perera, Jack Carswell, Andrew Rovenko, Lea Szwaja, Todd Johnson, Darriel Jeffree, Fiona Duong, Eva Del Neel, Elizabeth Szekely, Andrew Bosworth, Heather Markland, Kristy Marshall, Kristina Kraskov, Matt Harvey, Jodie Barrile, Luke Tipping, Tony Harding, Lissa Strauss, Stephen Brown, Jason Jones, Justin Charlestio, Reyhaneh Pordel, Nancy Morrison, Mark Forbes, Tess Rice, Varun Manivannan, Rose Goodson, Jessica Stokely, Quogo Smith, Daniel Murphy, Helena Xuereb, Andrew Ashton, Chelle Destefano, Kasia Lynch, Paul Fletcher, Rose Agnew and Tom Mikulic.

Please note: Due to the nature of outdoor projections, some entries may appear cropped and videos will not include audio. View entries in full via the above link.



The City of Kingston supports local climate action. Join the community in making a pledge via the Your Kingston Your Say website here.

OptiKA is made possible through the support of The City of Kingston and our generous Sponsors. A special thank you to Chantal Wynter and Jay Tettamanti for their projection support.








Exhibition: Friday 24 June - Saturday 23 July
OptiKA Up Late: 23 June - 23 July, 5-10pm


G1 + G2, Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin

979-985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin


Admission free