Shimmer Photographic Biennale

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Shimmer Photographic Biennale is the only South Australian arts festival dedicated to celebrating the art of photography and the culture of the camera.  Over the past decade the City of Onkaparinga has hosted this biennial festival throughout the McLaren Vale wine region, adding to the areas well established reputation as a premium destination for the arts, food and wine. The Shimmer Photographic Biennale 2018 (SPB2018) will be held from 14 September to 14 October.

Participate in Shimmer Photographic Biennale 2018

Calling for expressions of interest

The City of Onkaparinga welcomes exhibition applications from emerging, mid-career or established photographers, as individuals or groups, working in any photographic genre or across any photographic process, to present bodies of work for consideration to be included in the SPB2018 program (with the exclusion of moving image). Applicants may also indicate interest in holding connected or stand-alone workshops or associated photographic events.

SPB2018 exhibitions will be promoted throughout the City of Onkaparinga and will be included in the full colour Shimmer catalogue, promoted across the City of Onkaparinga webpages and through associated print and social media platforms.

How to apply:

Applicants are required to complete the SPB2018 online application indicating interest in exhibiting, holding workshops or running associated events. Please email completed form along with specified support material by the closing date.  Large applications may be submitted by sharing a Dropbox link to

Applications close midnight Sunday 4 February, 2018.

For more information and before applying please read SPB2018 Terms and Conditions.

PDF icon png Terms and Conditions (172K)
PDF icon png Application form (267K)
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Jaynie Langford
Coordinator Shimmer Biennale
Phone: (08) 8186 1393


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