Past Exhibitions

Highlights from the MGA Collection

9 May 2015 to 12 July 2015

Coinciding with MGA’s 25th anniversary, this exhibition is a celebration of the Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection. The collection was established by the Waverley City Gallery in the 1970s, before being transferred to MGA when it was opened in 1990. This collection developed a specialist focus on the medium of photography in the 1980s, and MGA has retained and refined that focus over the last 25 years. The now nationally significant collection currently holds over 2400 works and is the only collection in the world that is exclusively dedicated to Australian photography.

This exhibition brings together a selection of key works from the collection. It includes photographs by artists such as Polly BORLAND, Pat BRASSINGTON, Olive COTTON, Max DUPAIN, Bill HENSON, Carol JERREMS, Rosemary LAING, Ricky MAYNARD, Tracey MOFFATT, David MOORE, Polixeni PAPAPETROU, Patricia PICCININI, Michael RILEY, Wolfgang SIEVERS, Mark STRIZIC, Darren SYLVESTER and Anne ZAHALKA to name just a few.

Current Exhibitions

  • China: grain to pixel

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

Past Exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions

  • PHOTOGRAPHY MEETS FEMINISM: Australian women photographers 1970s–80s
  • The Rennie Ellis Show
  • Rod McNicol: Memento Mori

Bowness Prize

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2014 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2013 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2012 Bowness Photography Prize
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2011
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2010
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2009
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2008
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2007
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