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  • LEGACY. Your Collection. Our Story.
  • TOPshots 2017-18
  • 2017 Bowness Photography Prize - Winner Polixeni Papapetrou

Current exhibitions:

LEGACY. Your collection. Our story.

For over 30 years MGA’s benefactors have been instrumental in the development of the only public collection solely dedicated to Australian photography. Learn more

TOPshots 2017-18: celebrating emerging artists

Over the past ten years MGA has celebrated the work of emerging photomedia artists with the annual TOPshots award and exhibition. Learn more


Calling all artists | Entries invited

Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the annual William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is an initiative of the MGA Foundation. The Bowness Photography Prize has quickly become Australia's most coveted photography prize. It is also one of the country's most open prizes for photography. In the past, finalists have included established and emerging photographers, art and commercial photographers. All film-based and digital work from amateurs and professionals is accepted. There are no thematic restrictions.

Find out more and enter here

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