Project Compilation:  February 1 to April 2, 2018

Project Exhibition:  April 21 to July 1, 2018

In this hectic fast-moving environment, many of us wander around Lilydale on a daily basis and rarely notice everyday objects, items or activities that make up the fabric of Lilydale. There are many sites of historical significance but there are also places that are just really interesting. Once you open your eyes, it is amazing what you notice and then realise that it has always been there!

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The Yarra Ranges Photographic Society (YRPS), in conjunction with the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, invite you to help us compile a photographic portfolio of unseen life in Lilydale. The "Unseen Lilydale" project is developed and coordinated by YRPS.


Anyone can participate in this project. It is open to all ages, all levels of ability in photography (beginner or advanced), amateur and professional photographers alike, and using all types of camera (if it takes a picture, that's perfect!).



We encourage you to make images that perhaps the public passes by every day but never notice. Look for things or scenes that we take for granted, or that are perhaps hidden away from obvious view. Look around, explore and observe the things that perhaps we take for granted. The little things can sometimes become the most interesting.

Once your focus on a scene is set, consider how best to make an evocative image. Experiment photographing this image from the point of view as a street photographer. Observe your scene/object/activity at different times of the day, or from different angles or perspectives, all the time looking for a way to express your shot in an artistic manner.

All images must be taken within the boundaries of Lilydale (click on the Lilydale boundary map here).


Post your images here on this Facebook page. You can post as many images as you like. All images must be submitted to this page by Monday, April 2, 2018, to be considered for inclusion at the “Unseen Lilydale” Exhibition. The minimum image size is at 1920 px width (i.e. on the long side). Images can be in either colour or monochrome. Every image posted here MUST include a title and the location where the photograph was taken. In addition, for your image to be exhibited, you need to email the file to

Every image MUST have been taken within the boundaries of the city of Lilydale (click on the Lilydale boundary map here). By submitting images to this Facebook page, you agree to have your images also featured at the “Unseen Lilydale” Exhibition. As the photographer, you retain all other copyright control.

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“Unseen Lilydale” will be on exhibition at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 33 Castella Street, Lilydale between April 21 and July 1, 2018. A selection of around 30 images will be chosen to be exhibited in print form and displayed on the gallery walls. All other images will be featured in a continuously projected slideshow format.

So go to it! Join the fun and get out there with your camera or smartphone and photograph Lilydale!