Open Call

Number One | Gudinski

In celebration of Michael Gudinski’s legacy, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, in partnership with Mushroom Group, invite music photographers to exhibit at the 2021 Biennale from 28 August – 24 October.

Music photographers will have the opportunity to submit photographs for inclusion within the exhibition Number One | Gudinski as part of this year’s Festival, which will look back at Gudinski’s advocacy for the arts and his lasting impact on the Australian music industry.

Open to all music photographers, we invite you to submit photographs of artists under the Mushroom Group and Frontier Touring banner. You can apply below.

Entries open: Now
Entries close: 1 July 2021, 11.59PM AEST
Successful applicants notified: 19 July 2021

Michael Gudinski
By Brian Purnell of Mushroom Creative House

Often referred to by those in the know as the Godfather of Aussie music, Michael Gudinski is widely recognised as the most powerful and influential figure in the Australian music industry. As Chairman of Mushroom Group – the largest independent music and entertainment company in Australia and New Zealand, home to Frontier Touring, Chugg Entertainment, eight record labels and over two dozen other specialist divisions – Gudinski’s clout was undeniable.

This is an Open Call for submissions, with free entry for all music photographers. Submissions will be reviewed by the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and selected photographers will be notified of their inclusion by 19 July 2021.


This Open Call is open to all music photographers aged 18 and over. The submitted entry must:

  1. Be a still work that has been substantially produced by photographic means, including analogue and digital photography, collage and mixed media
  2. Depict artists who are currently or who have previously been under the Mushroom Group and Frontier Touring banner
  3. Be the original work of the photographer, who must also be the sole copyright holder of the work
  4. Entry and participation confirms the photographs were taken with the subject's consent and/or the relevant media permissions

Enter the Open Call for Number One | Gudinski

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Entries for the Open Call are now closed. For all enquiries, please email info@ballaratfoto.org