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Bowness Photography Prize 2018 | Award announcement

11 October 2018

The Trustees of the MGA Foundation and MGA Director Anouska Phizacklea warmly invite you to the

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

Join us from 6.30pm as we announce the winner of the 2018 Bowness Photography Prize – who this year will receive $30000 and their work will become part of MGA’s significant collection of Australian photographs – and the three Colour Factory Honourable Mentions.

Date: Thursday 11 October 2018
Time: 6.30–8.30pm
Winner announcement: 7pm

RSVP HERE


Finalists: Hoda Afshar, Robert Ashton, Sofi Basseghi, Alison Bennett, Devika Bilimoria, Tom Blachford, Aaron Bradbrook, Danica Chappell, Rowan Conroy, Michael Cook, Tamara Dean, Marian Drew, Amos Gebhardt, John Gollings, Linsey Gosper, Lee Grant, Janina Green, Ponch Hawkes, Hego, Petrina Hicks, Shelley Horan, Leah King-Smith, Katrin Koenning, Sandra Lamonaca, Mathew Lynn, Kirsten Lyttle, Isobel Markus-Dunworth, Ben McGee, Joseph McGlennon, Rod McNicol, Jacqueline Mitelman, Nasim Nasr, Polixeni Papapetrou, Matthew Portch, Clare Rae, Julie Rrap, Melissa Spiccia, Nathan Stolz, Natalya Stone, Ian Strange, Darren Sylvester, Samuel Szwarcbord, Cyrus Tang, Di Tang, Natalie Tirant, Justine Varga, James Verdon, Martin Walch, Amanda Williams and Anne Zahalka.

> View the work of all Finalists on our website

The MGA Foundation is pleased to announce Sotheby’s Australia, the premier auctioneer of art, decorative arts and jewels within Australia, as the new sponsor of the People’s Choice Award. Sotheby’s Australia is generously supporting the 2018 Sotheby’s Australia People’s Choice Award. With their support the prize awarded to the recipient has increased to $2500 which will provide significant encouragement and support to the selected artist. All voters of the Sotheby’s Australia People’s Choice Award will go into a draw to win a prize pack.

Come celebrate Australian photography with us and the artists, with refreshments provided by MGA Partners Chain of Ponds Wines, Gomersal Wines and Bright Brewery.

Current Events/Programs

Forthcoming Events/Programs

  • Bowness Photography Prize - Artist talks with Kirsten Lyttle, Darren Sylvester, and Cyrus Tang
  • Bowness Photography Prize - Artist talks with Devika Bilimoria, Aaron Bradbrook, and Amos Gebhardt
  • VTS Saturday session @ Monash Gallery of Art | Art Education Victoria
  • Step inside the fantastical world of Valerie Sparks
  • Photobook Club Melbourne meetup

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