Works by Melbourne’s best secondary photomedia students are now on display in the TOPshots exhibition at the Monash Gallery of Art in Melbourne.

Jodhi Ramsden-Mavric: Concrete country 2021 pigment ink-jet print 63.0 x 108.9 cm courtesy of the artist and Albert Park College.

Established more than a decade ago, this award and exhibition continues to showcase exceptional photographic work produced by students who have completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) subjects of Art, Media and Studio Arts, as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts.  The artworks displayed in this exhibition have been selected from a large pool of entries, and represent a small sample of the creative talent that emerged out of Melbourne’s high schools in 2021.

Finalists whose works are presented are:
Ella Chawkley | Emerald Secondary College
Mikayla Crossett | Glen Waverley Secondary College
Lucy Crowe | Sacre Coeur
Sebastian Crupi | Kew High School
Gabrielle Edwards | Vermont Secondary College
Stella Hammet | Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
Isabella Hughes | Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak
Madison Jeffares | Caulfield Grammar School
Chloe Lochhead | Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak
Tom Machin | Carey Baptist Grammar School
Jemima Mantello | Toorak College
Olivia McQuitty | Avila College
Rochelle Paris | Beaconhills College
Jodhi Ramsden-Mavric | Albert Park College
Lucy Vickers-Willis | Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak

The winner of TOPshots 2021–22 will receive the inaugural Rosie Hughes Memorial Prize, sponsored by The Waverley Camera Club in memory of their late member Rosie Hughes.  The Rosie Hughes Memorial Prize will be announced at a special event at MGA on Saturday 28 May at 2pm. The exhibition will run until 26 June, 2022. Entry is free of charge.

The gallery is located at 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill Victoria 3150; Phone (03) 8544 0500 or email