Picture Willoughby Photo Editing Competition 2021 Finalists


Outdoor Exhibition of Finalists Work

22 February to 27 March 2022

The annual Picture Willoughby outdoor exhibition showcases new digital artworks featuring iconic images of Willoughby City from the library’s Picture Willoughby photo archive, a collection of 9000 images from the 1890's to present day.

Each year, ten unique works are selected which have been created using other images, collage and mixed media, and are finalists in a competition exploring our area’s rich and fascinating heritage.

Image: The Flying Fish by Anna Jahjah. Picture Willoughby image: Children and Swimmers in Northbridge Baths, Northbridge, 1938. Finalist in the Picture Willoughby Photo Editing Competition 2020.

You can enjoy the Picture Willoughby exhibition from 22 February to 27 March 2022 at the following locations:

  • Artarmon Village Green, Artarmon
  • Chatswood Park, Chatswood
  • Northbridge Baths, Northbridge
  • Quadrangle Shopping Village, Castlecrag
  • Willoughby Park, Willoughby East.

Congratulations to our winners who have won gift vouchers for Chatswood Chase shopping centre.  

First Prize

Genre Confusion by Nicolette Axiak

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Picture Willoughby image: Astraea College tennis players, 1911. College was located at Centennial Avenue, Chatswood.

Second Prize

Butcher Bros Brickyard by Josephine Josephsen

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Picture Willoughby image: Butcher Bros Brickyard, Artarmon, 1910s. Operated until the late 1940's.

Third Prize

Tails by Urban Gmur

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Picture Willoughby images: Arrival of the first tram at Chatswood Station, 1908. Baldry family, Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, ca.1880s. Mayor, Alderman and Town Clerk of Willoughby Municipal Council, 1901. Women golfers at Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Golf Cup Day, Northbridge, 1936. Opening of Willoughby Civic Centre, Chatswood, 1972. Church of England Girls School, Chatswood, 1920's. Favaloro & Son Grocery, 392 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, ca.1932. Astraea College Tennis Players, 1911. Chatswood Fire Station, firemen and fire engine, ca.1910-1913. Willoughby Council Centenary Float, 1965 with Willoughby Centenary Princess.

Gallery of remaining finalists