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Joyce Evans Celebration

20 May 2019

MGA will be hosting a celebration of Joyce Evans

Monday 20 May, 5.30-9.30pm

Vale Joyce Evans

MGA is very sad to hear of the loss of Joyce Evans. Joyce was a regular face at MGA, always a supportive visitor at exhibition openings and special events. Joyce was also a highly regarded artist with many of her photographs from the early 1980s–2000s held in the MGA Collection. Joyce was also Assistant Director in the inaugural staff at Waverley City Gallery (now Monash Gallery of Art) from 1990-1991.


Joyce Evans (1929–2019) was a key figure of Australian photography in the late twentieth century. Evans’s initial contribution was as an advocate for the medium. She established Church Street Photographic Centre in 1976, encouraging a broad interest in photography and assisting the careers of many Australian photographers. At Church Street, Evans also introduced audiences to the work of key figures in International photography. The gallery closed in 1982. Evans decided to become a photographer before she opened Church Street, but it was in the early 1980s that she began to focus more productively on her own practice.

See more works by Joyce in MGA's collection here

Please RSVP using the link below.



Joyce Olga
21/12/1929 - 20/4/2019
Mourned by her children Deborah and Bradley, grandchildren Rebecca, Jacobus, Emelia and Tomas, and brother Fred.

Joyce’s passion for art, photography, women’s status, mentorship and philanthropy will be remembered and continued.

Her celebration will be at Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill Victoria, on Monday, May 20 from 5:30-9:30 pm. For information check Joy Evans Celebration at Eventbrite

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