LEGACY resources

LEGACY. Your collection. Our story.

Due to popular demand! LEGACY. Your collection. Our story. will be extended and continue for the duration of Term 3.

This is a fantastic opportunity to discover the gems of the MGA Collection from Anne Zahalka's The Bathers to Bill Henson's Paris Opera Project. Artists include those featured in the slideshow: David Moore, Anne Zahalka, Del Kathryn Barton, Polixeni Papapetrou, Carol Jerrems, Bill Henson and so many more!

About the exhibition:

Now numbering over 3 100 Australian photographs, MGA’s collection illustrates the story of photography in Australia and its development is in no small part due to the generosity of donors. Collectors, supporters and artists have been critical to the collection’s development with over half the collection built through donations.

LEGACY. Your collection. Our story. celebrates the impact benefactors have had on the development of one of the nation’s most unique and important collections, a collection dedicated to Australian photography and its artists. LEGACY teases out the fascinating and compelling stories behind the works and their donors, and along the way showcases significant works that chart the history of MGA, from a Joseph Albers tapestry donated by Harry Seidler, the architect of MGA’s building, through to the most recent donated works.

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