The City of Sydney will showcase the 22 best photo entries from their annual Australian Life photography competition from Thursday 15 September.
A panel of photographers, artists and curators narrowed down more than a thousand competition entries they received down to the finalists, who are a combination of amateur and professional photographers. All have a shot at winning the overall prize of $10,000, which will be announced on the exhibition's opening night.
Afterwards, the images will remain on display until Sunday 9 October in a huge outdoor gallery in Hyde Park as part of Art & About, the City of Sydney's ongoing exhibition of temporary art throughout the city.
Images that the entrants captured to represent the essence of Australian life include a double-fronted weatherboard house with several lambs resting on the porch, a truck pushing sand back towards the sea on a secluded beach and, naturally, seagulls stealing chips.
Image: Taweechai Iam-Urairat.