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photo access is proud to support emerging and established artists in pursuing new and innovative practices in photo-media. Throughout the year we run a diverse program of exhibitions, residencies, projects, events and more with call outs to the arts community. You will find a regularly updated list of opportunities so be sure to check back often, or sign up to our newsletter to get updates.

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Seeking expressions of interest from digital media and networked artists

Annual opportunities to exhibit

Our innovative and wide ranging program aims to feature work by contemporary photo-media artists, demonstrating both technical and artistic excellence, to inform and inspire our many visitors and members. We run regular call outs for the annual programs listed below.

Each year photo access calls for Expressions of Interest in its annual exhibition program, between July and August for the following year. Sign up to the newsletter for reminders.

HYPERSPECTRAL is an annual event presented by photo access. Each year, HYPERSPECTRAL transforms the Manuka Arts Centre gardens into a dynamic showcase of digital and sound artworks, featuring local, national, and international artists pushing the boundaries of emergent technologies. Sign up to the newsletter for reminders.

The Canberra Contemporary Photographic Prize is an open-entry exhibition and competition celebrating emerging and established talents in the field of photo media, offering a kaleidoscopic view of contemporary photographic art. With a generous cash prize, and other giveaways, this is not one to miss. Sign up to the newsletter for reminders.

VIEW is the annual early career artist showcase featuring the ACT and region’s future leaders in photo-media practice, and the first exhibition to open in the new year. Submissions open November. Sign up to the newsletter for reminders.