What a night. Chester Fields’ sixth contest exhibition opened with pomp and flair. The work of very talented students went on public display and came together as To Here from Home.

Thanks to all of you who took part in the contest: those whose works are now on the walls of the Presentation House Gallery, those featuring in the pages of the project’s publication, and all of you who submitted work to the contest. What an impressive bunch!

Congratulations to our three cash prize winners! These are Rudi Ballard (runner-up for $250), Stuart Harvey (runner-up for $250) and Alia Youssef (grand prize of $500). Golya Mirderikvand, a contest juror who also announced the prizes, is seen here with this talented trio.

And watch out, Alia is now equipped with a Holga camera!


For those of you who haven’t made it to the show yet, or want to see it again, the exhibition will stay open until the end of next week, Sunday 9 June. If you’re a project partner, or a student featured in the exhibition or the publication, and haven’t picked up our handsome little black book, please let us know! There’s a catalogue publication with your name on it.

A few more photos.