2025 Gallery Program

photo access invites artists and curators of all career levels to submit their work for consideration in the 2025 Gallery Program. This is an opportunity to showcase your work in a gallery with an established local and national profile, engaged audiences and a dynamic network of artists, curators and arts commentators.

About Us

photo access is the Canberra region’s centre for contemporary photography, film, video and media arts. Located at the Manuka Arts Centre, we are a not-for–profit, member-based organisation fostering the creation, sharing and appreciation of photographic culture and photo-media practice.

Each year, photo access presents a dynamic program of exhibitions featuring local, national and international emerging and established photographers and photo-artists, together with accessible public talks, events, performances and artist residencies that foster critical debate about, understanding of and engagement with image practice. We are home to the only publicly accessible darkroom in the region and support a vibrant community of makers working in contemporary darkroom and alternative photo-media processes.




About the Gallery Program

Our program aims to feature work by contemporary artists, demonstrating both technical and artistic excellence in all forms of photographic image-making, that will inform and inspire our visitors.

Successful projects will be curated into either a group show or a solo exhibition, depending on the strength, relevance, and context of the work. Selected artists will be given the opportunity to work closely with the photo access team to develop and realise their projects. Our experienced team will provide mentorship and logistical support, ensuring that your vision reaches its full potential.

Please find the Gallery floor plan here.

Key Dates

Applications close: 11pm Monday, 29 July 2024. AEST. All applications MUST be submitted online using the application form below. Late applications will not be accepted. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by late August 2024.

photo access Provides

  • artist fee
  • assistance with the curation, installation, documentation and promotion of the exhibition
  • basic exhibition catalogue
  • media release and coordination of media enquiries
  • design and distribution of invitations – printed invitations can be produced at the cost of artist
  • opening event including food and drinks
  • exhibition invigilation during gallery hours
  • after hours gallery protection by a back-to-base security alarm system
  • sale of works and liaison with buyers

Exhibition EOI 2025

Submission applications

Artist Details


Project Details & File Upload

Please provide a brief, one-sentence summary of your project. This concise overview will be used for the assessment panel and promotional purposes. (Max 50 words)
Provide a written account detailing the conceptual foundations of your proposed project. What is the underlying idea and framework? You may also discuss its cultural relevance or timeliness. (Max 200 words)
Describe how your work will be physically installed in the gallery. Use clear and concise language. Bullet points are acceptable. You may submit sketches for complex setups as part of your support material. (Max 150 words)
Max. file size: 64 MB.
Your artist CV (no more than one page).
Drop files here or
Max. file size: 64 MB, Max. files: 8.
    Provide up to 8 images of your current work. Images MUST be high resolution JPGs, max 2MB each. Please name your files in the following format example: lastname_image01
    Provide a list of images including the title, medium, dimensions, and year of each work, ensuring each entry corresponds clearly to the uploaded support image files.

    This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.