Author: Kate Follington

We are looking for contemporary photos of Melbourne's built environment for a new exhibition to launch in March 2018. 

The Victorian Archives Centre lobby gallery, the VAC Gallery, is seeking images from contemporary street photographers for a new exhibition  Beyond Bluestone - bending architectural boundaries to be launched at the Victorian Archives Centre close Victorian Archives Centre Definition This is the main repository for Victorian government archives and the offices of Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) and National Archives Australia (NAA) Victoria branch. There is a joint reading room at the centre between PROV and the NAA at 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne. during the first week of March 2018. 

The Victorian archival collection contains historic images of Melbourne's built environment dating back to the last century (c1900 onwards), including some of Melbourne's most iconic capital projects of the 20th century. See more images of the City Loop project, like the one above, in our Flickr album.

We hope to contrast these images with images of Melbourne's urban landscape in 2017.  We are looking for photographs of Melbourne's built environment (buildings, landmarks, structures etc) taken from a street photography perspective, to be displayed alongside prints of archival images which the curators felt have pushed the boundaries of Melbourne's architectural history.

The theme asks photographers to look beyond our heritage past, beyond the bluestone alleyways and heritage buildings, and to offer us a contemporary glimpse of Melbourne architecture that mirrors our international reputation, or has stood the test of time in testing boundaries of the past.

If you would like to submit a photograph please read the submission guidelines. 

This event is proudly part of Melbourne Design Week 2018, an initiative by Creative Victoria in partnership with NGV.