What is the Galah Regional Photography Prize?

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

Finalists in the 2023 Galah Regional Photography Prize will be exhibited at the M|Arts Precinct in Murwillumbah, NSW, with the winners announced at the opening night party on 10 November.

Tickets for the Opening Night Party are available here.

Tickets to an industry day for photographers that’s all about learning and networking are available here.

The exhibition will then be open to the public, free of charge, from Sunday 12 - 19 November at the M|Arts Precinct in Murwillumbah.

Read on for all the information.

What to expect?

At the opening night party on 10 November, there will be:

An exhibition of 40 finalists, with works for sale.
Announcement of the winners, with Golden Galah trophies (move over Logies).
Food by hatted restaurant Bistro Livi.
Music by insanely talented The Versace Boys.
Drinks by local Husk Distillery and Stone & Wood, and Tyrrells wine from the Hunter Valley.
A celebration of all things regional.

Tickets available here.

At the Day for Photographers on 11 November, there will be:

4 brilliant photographers speaking: Tamara Dean, Hugh Stewart, Harriet Tarbuck and Lisa Sorgini.
Lots of time for questions.
Collaboration and connection.
Lunch by Caravana Taqueria with cold beer by Earth Brewing Company.
Mingling with other like-minded photographers.

Tickets available here.

At the events, there will not be:

VIP areas.
Sit-down dinners with allocated seats.
Auctions that you don’t really want to bid on but feel morally obliged to.

Exhibition, open to the public:

The exhibition will be open to the public, free of charge, from Sunday 12 - 19 November, from about 10am - 4pm each day. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at

Our aim:

Galah has created this annual prize to celebrate and support contemporary photography in regional Australia. Thanks to three generous patrons, there's $27,500 in prize money. Our aim is to grow the Galah Regional Photography Prize into a prestigious prize that can have a big impact on the careers of artists living in regional Australia.

To make this prize really special we need YOU. It’s so important for artists to connect with audiences. Whether you’re a collector or just want to have a look, we’d love you to come to the opening night party or the day for photographers and help put this Prize on the map.

Travel Guide:

Want to come but don’t know where to stay or what to eat or do in Murwillumbah? Here is a travel guide we've put together just for you.

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