Hello artists! As you all know, the jury has met and looked over all of the nearly-60 submissions that came in this year. We were floored by the amazing response to this year’s call. The creativity and rigour with which you tackled our theme was astonishing. So firstly, thank you to everybody who submitted work.

Our judges deliberated over the course of almost four hours, and decisions were tough. However, they eventually agreed on 24 works that will make up this year’s exhibition: the largest exhibition in Chester Fields’ history by far. It’s my pleasure to present our shortlist, featuring submissions from seven different schools. Kudos to:

Hana Braker

Tatiana Cooper

Sarah Doolan

Lia Elrick

Eli Figueroa

Moritz Gebler

Jeffrey Hernandez

Ivan Hilario

Stefan Kowalski

Monique Limanto

Jerry Lin

Niels Lucke

Mark Mackay

Dylan McCartney

Luca Papini

Jarrett Pawson

Jessica Pegram

Sarah Pudritz

Fengyuchen Qian

Adrien Segur

Andy Shin

Meng Yin

Natalie Zawislak

Mia Zhang

Join us on Saturday, May 27 at 1:00pm for the opening reception of SNAP: Making the Digital Image Real Again at Presentation House Gallery. During the reception, will award three of our finalists with $300 cash prizes recognising work of exceptional merit. So make sure you come!

The exhibition will run from May 27 until June 11.

Thank you again to all of this year’s participants, and congratulations finalists!