• 2020 Bowness Photography Prize finalists

Bowness Photography Prize shortlist announced! 

MGA is thrilled to announce the shortlisted finalists for the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. In 2020 MGA celebrates its 30th anniversary and the Bowness Photography Prize marks its 15th year. Over the last 15 years, the Bowness Photography Prize has emerged as an important annual survey of contemporary photographic practice in Australia and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country. The prize continues to showcase excellence in photography.


VIEW FINDING Monash Gallery of Art 1990—2020

To celebrate MGA's 30th anniversary we're launching a comprehensive catalogue celebrating photography. Over the last 30 years MGA has developed one of Australia’s most important cultural assets — the only public collection solely dedicated to Australian photography. View finding looks at the past, present and future of photography in Australia — presenting moments that have defined MGA, its collection and exhibition history.


MGA galleries will be closed from 9 July 2020 until further notice in line with the Victorian Government's return to COVID-19 Stage 3 restrictions.

We are incredibly grateful for the continued support of our community and we recognise the importance of arts and culture to society. In a time where social distancing is the new normal, we know how vital it is to keep connected to each other.

Our team will continue to work remotely so please continue to reach out to us via email.

We wish you and your family good health and that we come together to support each other in these challenging times.

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