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Shimmer Photographic Biennale is the only South Australian arts festival dedicated to celebrating the art of photography and the culture of the camera. Over the past decade the City of Onkaparinga has hosted this biennial festival throughout the McLaren Vale wine region, adding to the area's well established reputation as a premium destination for the arts, food and wine. The Shimmer Photographic Biennale 2018 (SPB2018) will be held from 14 September to 14 October. An exciting arts initiative that the City of Onkaparinga is proud to call our own!

Download the program

Spread over 4 weeks and 13 venues, Shimmer 2018 presents a series of curated exhibitions, workshops and artist talks by 35 emerging, established and amateur artists from around Australia. Download the program and take a drive to the various events. It's a fantastic way to explore our region.

PDF icon png Download the 2018 Shimmer program (7.1Mb)

Official opening

Join us in celebrating a decade of Shimmer at the festival launch to be officially opened by Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg. Everyone is welcome!

When: Friday 14 September, 6.30pm-9pm
Where: Arts Centre, 22 Gawler St, Port Noarlunga

FREE entry

Swap Meet

The Shimmer Photographic Biennale Swap Meet is back!
Buy, swap, sell and trade everything photographic from vintage to digital.

Monday 1 October 2018, 10am-4pm
Arts Centre, 22 Gawler St, Port Noarlunga
FREE entry

Please contact Nerissa Galloway at (complete your details in the email form) by COB Monday 13 August.

Enquiries: (08) 8326 5577 or


Jaynie Langford
Coordinator Shimmer Biennale
Phone: (08) 8186 1393


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