The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is thrilled to present our inaugural GradFoto 2020 exhibition, celebrating the high-calibre of photographic work by up and coming artists from selected institutions. The GradFoto 2020 award was created to showcase the artistic excellence of graduating students to new audiences across Australia and beyond. GradFoto will be an ongoing award presented each year for graduating artists. For all enquiries, please email


  • Zoë Croggon, Melbourne-based photographic artist
  • Charlotte Day, Director of Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA
  • Mark Feary, Artistic Director at Gertrude Contemporary
  • Bridie Flynn, Senior Librarian, in the Victorian & Australian Collections at State Library Victoria
  • Wendy Garden, Exhibitions Manager and Curator of Australian Art at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
  • Ponch Hawkes, Leading Australian photographic artist
  • Rachel Kent, Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
  • David Rosetzky, Melbourne based artist and educator
  • Madé Spencer-Castle, Independent curator based in Naarm/Melbourne
  • Fiona Sweet,  Arts director and curator

We are extremely grateful for the time and energy our judges have generously given throughout the judging process for the GradFoto 2020 award. Thank you to Charles Sturt University, Deakin University, Federation University Australia, LCI Melbourne, Monash University, National Art School, Photography Studies College, RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology, University of New South Wales, University of Tasmania, University of Wollongong and VCA University of Melbourne for participating in the inaugural GradFoto 2020.