Art for Timor – Photographic Exhibition 2022

 2022 Theme ‘UMA- Home’

Exhibition dates: 2-28 August 2022
Rachinger Gallery
285a McKillop Street (corner of Humble Street), East Geelong, Victoria 

‘Art for Timor’ Photographic exhibition aims to highlight the connections between the communities of Geelong and our partner schools in Viqueque, Timor-Leste. Geelong-Viqueque Friendship Schools (GVFS) invites you, whether an artist or not, to participate in this annual art exhibition using the lens of a smartphone, SLR or instamatic!

This year we have chosen the theme of Home or Uma in Tetun. We hope you will take this opportunity to share what the word ‘Uma – Home’ means to you by writing an accompanying statement relating your photograph to the theme.

The theme of uma – home means many things to many people, it is a multifaceted concept. Here are some examples of some interpretations of the theme:

“Home means a future. Once we had a stable home, we could think beyond where we were going to live from week to week, and we could begin to look ahead to where we wanted to go. Home is the base where everything begins.”
— Kelly
“Only three words: safety, security, stability.”
— Kathy
“Home is a place blessed, where you and your family can be secure, have all you need, and share your sadness and happiness. Where you can help each other as a family. It does not matter how big or small. I live in a small room with my two sons, and we share our thoughts.”
— Honey
Home is the base where everything begins.
— Kelly
“I think that home is simply wherever you’re surrounded by people who love you.”
— Mary Kate
“Home is a safe haven and a comfort zone. A place to live with our families and pets and enjoy with friends. A place to build memories as well as a way to build future wealth. A place where we can truly just be ourselves. And whether our houses are big, small, fancy or modest, they are our shelters and our sanctuaries.”
— Linda

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Photographs are to be submitted by 2 July, 2022.

There are two ways to submit entries. Photographs can be delivered directly to the Rachinger Gallery, East Geelong or attached via email to

Photographs can be up to 15Mb in size when sent via email. If your photograph is larger, please request a link (via the above email) to our Dropbox site where larger works can be uploaded. You do not need a Dropbox account to use our Dropbox site.

Photographic entries delivered in person can be as a print on board or framed. Suitable backing materials could include, but are not limited to, a matte board, foam board or firm cardboard.

Registration Form (PDF)

Photographs are to be submitted along with a registration form that includes your contact details, a photograph title, a statement relating your photograph to the theme and signed copyright permission.

The form below can be downloaded, completed by hand or typed then emailed, along with your photograph to our exhibition email address:

Registration form PDF

For people submitting a mounted, framed or unframed photograph in person, below is the gallery address. Photographs will be accepted at the Gallery from 26 April to 2 July. Please phone ahead to organise a time for delivery.

Rachinger Gallery

285a McKillop Street (corner of Humble Street), East Geelong
Phone: (03) 5249 6100

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