Past Exhibitions

Cold eels and distant thoughts

30 March 2012 to 3 June 2012

FINAL DAYS! COLD EELS AND DISTANT THOUGHTS is an exhibition of photographs by Aboriginal male photographers of Aboriginal men.

Curated by well-known indigenous writer, curator and artist Djon Mundine OAM, COLD EELS AND DISTANT THOUGHTS explores many of the stereotypes associated with Aboriginal masculinity from a range of perspectives, including documentary and conceptual practice.

The exhibition responds to recent negative depictions of Aboriginal men politics and the media. According to Djon Mundine, the central intention of the exhibition is to see Aboriginal men as just normal males with varying attributes, attitudes, fears, and hopes and dreams for a better future.

The exhibition features the work of Michael AIRD, Mervyn BISHOP, Adam HILL, Gary LEE, Peter Yanada McKENZIE, Ricky MAYNARD, Michael RILEYand Jason WING.

Current Exhibitions

  • Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Develop
  • STAGES: photography through the pandemic

Past Exhibitions

Atrium Gallery

  • STAGES: life in lockdown
  • When the sun sleeps
Clare Jellie
  • Atrium Gallery – information

Travelling Exhibitions

  • John Gollings: the history of the built world
  • The light fades but the gods remain | Bill Henson
  • Robyn Stacey: as still as life

Bowness Prize

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2019 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2018 William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2017 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2016 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2015 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2014 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2013 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2012 Bowness Photography Prize
The Australian home of photography