ANZ Photobook Award


Exhibition Schedule


The 2018 Award exhibition of finalist books will travel extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand in 2019. Visitors are invited to cast their vote for the People's Choice Award, the winner of which receives $500 cash + $1,500 Momento Pro print credit.

Thank you to our host venues, and to Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper of The Antipodean Photobook Blog for coordinating the exhibition schedule and presenting photo book workshops and presentations in various destinations. Find out more about their activities and Photobook Road Trip here.

14 to 17 March 2019

Contemporary Centre for Photography, Melbourne (AU)


4 to 5 April 2019

Momento Pro HQ, Sydney (AU)


3 May to 26 May 2019

Photival at Te Auaha Gallery, Wellington (NZ)


30 May to 3 June 2019

Auckland Festival of Photography at Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland (NZ)

Sun 2 June @ 11.30am - 1.00pm: Make your photo book a reality panel discussion on the reality of publishing a photo book in 2019 New Zealand. Moderated by Becky Nunes. Panelists include Simon Devitt and Mickey Smith, indy publisher Harry Culy of Bad News Books, and book distributor Anita Totha of Remote Photobooks.

7 to 14 June 2019

Ilam Campus Gallery, at School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch (NZ)

5 July 2019

TopSpace Studio Gallery, 3rd Floor, Fast Forward Digital, 109 Elizabeth St, Hobart (AU)

  • 4.00pm - 7.00pm: Award Exhibition
  • 6.00pm - 6.30pm: Antipodean Photobooks presentation by Doug Spowart

20 July 2019

Photo Access, Manuka Arts Centre, Cnr Manuka Circle & New South Wales Cres, Griffith, Canberra (AU)

  • 10.00am - 4.00pm: Award Exhibition


2 to 4 August 2019

Maud Gallery, 6 Maud St, Newstead, Brisbane (AU)
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Fri 2 August, 5.30pm - 8.00pm

  • Exhibition open during launch of the World-Wide Cyanotype Day exhibition

Sat 3 August, 10.00am - 3.30pm
Victoria Cooper + Doug Spowart are coordinating a POP-UP Photobook Shop, photo book performances, reviews and presentations.

  • 11.00am: How to make a photo book with Momento presentation with Libby Jeffery (RSVP)
  • 12.30pm: Award exhibition Brisbane launch (RSVP)
  • 2.00pm: Launching and marketing a photo book presentation with Libby Jeffery (RSVP)
  • Photobook reviews (by appointment) with Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper (Book now)
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Sun 4 August, 10.00-3.30pm

  • Narrative: Sequencing photos for photo books workshop with Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper ($125)

28 to 29 September 2019

The Centre for Creative Photography, 138 Richmond Rd, Marleston, Adelaide (AU)

Sat 28 September

  • 10.00am - 4.00pm Award exhibition
  • 1.30pm People's Choice Award votes close
  • 2.00pm Official launch including announcement of People's Choice winner
  • 2.15pm The contemporary photo book presentation by Doug Spowart (RSVP)

Sun 29 September

  • 10.00am - 4.00pm Award exhibition
  • 10.00am - 3.30pm Concepts, sequencing and storytelling for photo books workshop with Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper

12 to 13 October

Photobook Weekend at Ballarat Foto Biennale

Sat 12 October
  • 2.00pm: Many Tribes: The Australian and New Zealand Photobooks by Doug Spowart
Sun 13 October
  • 10.00am - 5.00pm: ANZ Photobook exhibition at the Fotobook Fair
  • 11.00am - 12.00pm: Photobooks: Getting published & getting collected a discussion with Patrick Pound, Sarah J Walker, David Wadelton and Heidi Romano, moderated by Doug Spowart.
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