MGA Foundation & Supporters

  • Dasha RILEY
  • 2017 Bowness Prize supporter

The MGA Foundation was established in 2005 with the aim of supporting Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) and its nationally significant collection of Australian photography. The Foundation's program of events and fundraising activities is managed by Trustees.

The William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize was initiated by the MGA Foundation in 2006. Established to promote excellence in photography, the Bowness Photography Prize and exhibition provide an opportunity to view and to engage with some of the best of contemporary Australian photography.

For more information on the work of the MGA Foundation and ways in which you can support MGA please click here

Colour Factory have again generously donated three printing vouchers to the value of $500 to each for the recipients of the Colour Factory Honourable Mentions. Based in Melbourne, Colour Factory offer premium photo, fine art and digital printing services and museum grade solutions for mounting & framing your print.

We also welcome on board Chain of Ponds and Bright Brewery: 
Chain of Ponds Wines is a boutique winery established in 1985 in the Adelaide Hills Wine Region. It has earned its status as a 5 star winery in James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2017. 

Bright Brewery was born in 2005 from a passion for well-made beer, a love for the town of Bright and its pristine alpine environment, and the adventurous outdoors lifestyle that the High Country provides. Located on Great Alpine Road in the heart of Bright, Bright Brewery uses fresh mountain water, quality ingredients and craft brewing techniques to brew their Mountain Crafted beers. 
- so whether you're a beer lover or wine connoisseur we will have you covered at the opening event on Thursday 19 October!

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins plays an integral part in Melbourne's arts community by sponsoring art organisations and has supported the MGA and the Bowness Photography Prize enthusiastically for many years. Yet again Sofitel is providing stunning accommodation for the Bowness Photography Prize VIPs.

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