Galah Regional Photography Prize: Finalists announced

Galah is proud to present the 2023 Regional Photography Prize. Fifty-one finalists will exhibited at M|Arts Precinct in Murwillumbah from Sunday 12 - 19 November, with the winners announced at the opening night party on 10 November. Get your tickets to the party here.

From Kununarra to Gobbagombalin, from Alice Springs to Lismore, fifty-one entrants have been chosen as finalists in regional Australia’s richest photography prize.

The inaugural Galah Regional Photography Prize celebrates contemporary photography in regional Australia, and is the largest prize of its kind with a total prize pool of $27,500.

Judges Susi Muddiman from the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre director, acclaimed photographic media artist Tamara Dean and Galah’s art editor Fiona Bateman have chosen 48 finalists in the open category and 3 in the student category.

“The images selected as finalists reflect the depth of talent that is clearly abundant in artists based in regional areas,” said Muddiman, “The quality is outstanding, and the images strong.”

Finalists include prominent and highly regarded Australian photographers including Narelle Autio, Adam Ferguson and Stephen Dupont and Northern Rivers locals Tajette O’Halloran and Lisa Sorgini.

The finalists will be exhibited in Murwillumbah, with the winners announced at the opening night party on 10 November. Join us at the party.

The exhibition will open to the public, free of charge, from Sunday 12 - 19 November at M|Arts Precinct in Murwillumbah. Or you can view online here.

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2023 Finalists (open)

2023 Finalists (student)

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