Opportunities and awards

Australia's biggest open studios event calls for registrations, plus portraits and landscapes taking out wins and Tasmanian Theatre Awards announced.
Work from the series 'Cocoon' by Terence Lin, selected for the MAPh 'TOPShots 2024' exhibition. Image: Supplied. A digitally manipulated photographic work featuring a close lineup of oval portraits of Asian youths smiling with their eyes closed and wearing red bow ties with a white shirt. The portraits populate a red background.

Australian Life photography competition 2024

Australian Life photography competition showcases works from amateur and professional photographers across the country. Entries may capture any aspect of Australia, and for the first time, entrants aged 13 years and older can enter the competition. A total of 28 finalists will be selected to have their work displayed in an outdoor exhibition in Circular Quay, from 1-25 August 2024. From these 28 finalists, 20 images will be selected from the over 18 age group with a $10,000 grand prize and eight entries from the 13 to 17 age group.
Applications close 21 April; learn more and apply.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.