What’s On & What to Capture This Winter Season with instax

After two years of winters spent in isolation, surrounded by nothing but our heaters, it's time to get back out and explore. Here’s our top picks for events Australia has to offer this winter. These are definitely worth pulling out your thickest winter coats for, and of course bringing along your instax camera to capture all of your favourite memories.

Winter Night Market, Melbourne (1st of June - 31st August 2022)

There’s nothing quite like a gorgeous winter market to warm the soul. Whether it’s date night or just a casual night out with your closest pals, night markets are perfect for a quick bite or drink and a lovely stroll. 

The ‘cooler’ cousin of the famous Queen Victoria Summer Night Market has returned after a three year hibernation, showcasing over 35 of Melbourne’s best food vendors, along with great local talent. Foodie Instagrammers rejoice, this is your time to shine by showing off your instax prints!

Dreamers of a White Christmas (looking at you romcom enthusiasts) can have all their wishes come true with a Winter Wonderland pop up full of all things Christmas. If you happen to come across some mistletoe, why not capture the magical moment on instant film with your mini 40? Use the mirror next to the camera lens to frame your shot and get ready to say 'cheese'!

instax mini 40

Vivid, Sydney (May 27th - 18th June 2022)

Lights, camera, action! Back and better than ever before, Sydney’s annual festival of lights and music is full of quirky and wonderful exhibitions showcased on some of Sydney’s most recognisable landmarks.

Did you even go to Vivid if you didn’t take a picture and share it on your Instagram stories? Elevate your story game by bringing along your instax SQ1 to snap some pics and watch your images come to life in SQUARE. It’s super easy to use your SQ1, just twist the lens to turn it on, point and shoot. And with the added feature of automatic exposure,  there’s no need to worry about ruining your lit up shots of Sydney city. The SQ1 has got your back!


Dark Mofo, Hobart (8th - 22nd June 2022)

From the creators of the MONA FOMA festival, Dark Mofo is a celebration of the southern winter solstice, featuring the best of the best art, music and entertainment.

Spanning across June and July and attracting some massive Aussie artists such as The Kid Laroi and Kučka, Dark Mofo is an unmissable event for those who are looking to do something a little different than usual. The festival boasts unique highlights of burning ceremonies, a ‘cool dip in the dark’ and a winter feast.

With an average attendance of over 19,000 people, you’re bound to make some friends at Dark Mofo. Capture moments to last a lifetime with the instax mini LiPlay. With its 2 in 1 camera and printer functions, it doesn’t matter who took the best pictures of epic art installations, anyone can connect their phone to the printer via Bluetooth and the LiPlay app and print away!

 mini liPlay

Light Exhibition at ACMI, Melbourne (16th June - 13th November 2022)

Looking for more indoor activities to keep you warm? Take in over 200 years of art history at ACMI's new exhibition, Light: Works from Tate’s Collection

Visualise art in a new light at ACMI with exhibits of paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations that spark curiosity. Running throughout the day and night across winter, this exhibition is the perfect indoors activity!

Capture this special exhibition using your smartphone and express your creativity by printing your images with the instax Link WIDE, the perfect printer to capture the extensive detail of the artwork through wide prints. And with the rich mode setting, your images can be brought to life with more vibrancy than ever before! 

We're so excited to get back out and explore the best of what Australia has to offer for the frosty season! If you happen to go to any of these events (or any other cool ones!) don’t forget to tag us @fujiinstaxaus so we can see your instax memories!