Sunday, February 4, 2024


The 14th annual Women Photographers' exhibition is now open at Magnet Galleries Melbourne until 24 February 2024.

The opening was a wonderful event with music and many of the participating photographers attending.

'Journeys' is the theme for the 2024 exhibition. Interpretation was open to the photographer.

Traditionally the annual Women Photographers' exhibition is a fundraiser and this year it will benefit the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

One of my three photographs in the show titled 'Early morning arrival at Station Pier' is a large-scale work (1.2m wide), expertly printed on Sihl baryta satin paper by Photonet Fine Art Printing.

Here is a glimpse of the image:

Early morning arrival at Station Pier
© Barbara Oehring

Station Pier (formerly Railway Pier) has heritage status. It has been operating for over 160 years in both war and peace - from the arrivals for the Gold Rush in the mid-1850's to Australian troops leaving for war in the 1940s to generations of new migrants arriving by passenger ships. Today it is a cruise ship terminal.

The women photographers showing their works in the exhibition have interpreted the theme of journeys widely. Please come and visit. I will be in the gallery on Saturday 17 February from 2  - 4pm.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023


In 2012 with the support of Ferntree Gully News, Mountain District Learning Centre and Knox City Council I was proud to have a photographic exhibition titled 'A Year in Ferntree Gully' at Ferntree Gully Library, The Hut Gallery and other venues.

I am thrilled to show 'Another Year in Ferntree Gully'. This time the exhibition is being held in the magnificent historic Miller's Homestead in Boronia.

Ferntree Gully News editor Anne Boyd and I have chosen to exhibit a selection of my photographs that were taken and published in 2022.

Everyone is welcome to visit 'A Year in Ferntree Gully' during Miller's Homestead opening hours

Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm until 30 May 2023.

For details please go to Another Year in Ferntree Gully

Bookings are only required for the 'Meet the Artist' event on Thursday 27 April at 2pm.

Contact 0438 284 989

Miller's Homestead, Dorrigo Dr & Melrose Ct, Boronia VIC

For more information on this delightful venue please follow the link to

Thursday, February 23, 2023

CIRCLES - Women Photographers' Exhibition

The Women Photographers' exhibition CIRCLES opens on International Women's Day 8 March 2023 at Magnet Galleries in Melbourne.

I am delighted to participate again in Magnet's annual fundraiser for UN Women.

In 2023 the theme is CIRCLES. Interpretation can be literal, figurative, physical, psychological - the photographer's choice.

Here is a preview of my work:

© Barbara Oehring 2023

I very much look forward to the show.

The exhibition will be opened by photographer Helga Salwe (formerly Leunig).

Please see below for details.

Sunday, November 13, 2022


Illustration: Camila Paz. *by women we mean cis, trans & non-binary inclusive.

The Queen Victoria Women's Centre in Melbourne will be showing feminist art from over 50 artists, makers and designers.

I was successful with my submission to this exciting exhibition and I am thrilled to take part with my photograph.

Untitled I
© Barbara Oehring

WOMEN* NOW Salon Exhibition

Birnbeal Space, Queen Victoria Women's Centre

210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 15 November 2022 until Friday 13 January 2023

Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM

For more details please visit 

Friday, October 28, 2022

Head On Photo Festival: AddOn 2022

I am delighted to participate again in the annual  Head On Festival group show 'AddOn'.

This non competitive, anonymous, photographic exhibition is one of the core events of the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, Australia. It is curated by Charles McKean and Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig.

'AddOn' 2022 will be displayed in the Yalagang Room in the brand-new Bondi Pavilion.

For more details please visit

Sunday, October 23, 2022

AFTERSHOCK: Legacy of the Pandemic

AFTERSHOCK Legacy of the Pandemic rounds off the series of Pandemic virtual exhibitions at Magnet's Virtual 3D Gallery. 

I was delighted to take part in the earlier two exhibitions 5KM RADIUS in 2020 and STILL LIVING in 2021.

Now I am showing my 2022 work 'Stillness' in AFTERSHOCK.

Stillness I
Barbara Oehring 2022

Stillness II
Barbara Oehring 2022

Stillness III
Barbara Oehring 2022

To experience this work in a virtual 3D gallery setting I invite you to go to

I am very pleased that the two earlier exhibitions in the documentary 'trilogy' of the Pandemic 5KM RADIUS and STILL LIVING can still be seen here

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Miracle: A piece of Ferntree Gully in the Docklands

I am grateful Ferntree Gully News attended the opening of MIRACLE, an exhibition of photographs by Pam Davison, Sue Jackson, Margot Sharman and myself. Thank you to Meg Hellyer for reporting on the show.

'Since the first year of Gully News Barbara Oehring’s photographs have captured moments that make our community special. Recently her photos brought a little piece of Ferntree Gully to the Docklands. An exhibition held at Magnet Galleries at District Docklands featured the work of Melbourne photographers Pam Davison, Sue Jackson, Margot Sharman and Barbara Oehring. Entitled ‘Miracles’ the photographs paid homage to the simple miracles surrounding us every day in homes, and neighbourhoods. Each image showed that even in the toughest of times there is always beauty around and something to be grateful for.
Shown here is Barbara’s photograph ‘Monitor’, one of her four photos exhibited. The ever alert goanna watches, from a tree top in Walbundry Avenue.
Congratulations to all on a wonderful exhibition, and congratulations Barbara!'

© Barbara Oehring 2022