Hillvale Gallery aims to support, elevate and exhibit emerging local artists working in the area of photography and lens-based image making.

In 2013 we started Hillvale Photo, our dedicated photo lab, and since then we’ve met many amazing photographers. Hillvale Photo was built by photographers for photographers and this is the same approach we aim to bring to our gallery — a space that supports our values at the lab, including affordability, accessibility and enabling photographers a place to express their practice.

Past artists we’ve worked with include James J. Robinson (as part of PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography), Ammar Yonis, Noah Thompson, Madeline Bishop, Sarah Walker, Liss Fenwick, Rebecca McCauley & Aaron Claringbold, Anu Kumar, Sarah Pannell, and Ryan Cookson.

We’ve held group exhibitions such as the inaugural Hillvale Photo Trophy supported by ILFORD Imaging (2023), Dysturb’s Where I Lay My Head (2017) and Hillvale's Keep The Fire Burning (2018), and launched projects such as the Flat Film Archive (2017). We’ve also supported Photography Studies College and the Centre for Multicultural Youth with space for graduate shows and creative development.

Hillvale Gallery operates an annual Expression of Interest (EOI) call-out, with our first EOI exhibition shown in 2022 with Ammar Yonis’ first solo show Out of Bounds.

Hillvale Gallery is proud to be in collaboration with The Pool Collective to host their annual Pool Grant exhibition, showcasing the work of 2022 winner Noah Thompson and 2023 winner Nicholas Hubicki.

Hillvale acknowledges and pays respect to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which Hillvale is built and operates. We pay our respect to Elders both past, present and future and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.