Past Exhibitions


13 March 2013 to 23 March 2013

Celebrate Australian photography on Saturday 23 March 2013 at MGA's annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction hosted by comedian and political satirist Bryan Dawe.

All photographic auction items can be viewed at MGA from Wednesday 13 March to Saturday 23 March 2013.A catalogue of all works will be available from Wednesday 13 March on-line and at the gallery. Absentee bids can be made from 13 March 2013.

Photographs by Australia’s best photographers including Anne Zahalka, Rennie Ellis, Jacky Redgate, Jane Burton and Jesse Marlow will be auctioned on the night along with a range of amazing experiences including:

Sofitel and Melbourne at its best: Luxury accommodation in Sofitel’s Executive Suite, dinner for two at the elegant and sophisticated No35 and tickets to see the Australian Ballet's presentation of Graham Murphy's Swan Lake.

Fly over Melbourne with Picture This Ballooning and Andrew Chapman: You and your guest will join Australian photographer Andrew Chapman on Melbourne’s best balloon flight and then champagne breakfast at Sofitel Melbourne.

The Crivelli Experience: Seriously into coffee? Land one of the best domestic coffee machines around, one year’s supply of Crivelli coffee and personalised barista training.

Become a Montalto Vineyard VIP
Enjoy all the privileges of Montalto Vineyard’s Cellar Club membership. As well as invitations to Montalto’s exclusive tastings, special events and exclusive ‘Museum Release’ offers of past vintages and many other VIP privileges, you will receive six bottles of your favourite Montalto and Pennon Hill wines delivered directly to your door four times per year. Generously donated by Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, Red Hill

The annual gala dinner and auction is on Saturday, 23 March 2013 from 6.30pm. Tickets are $150 for Friends of the MGA ($170 for others) and tables of ten for $1 600. For bookings visit or call 8544 0500.

The 2013 Fundraiser Dinner & Auction is also supported by Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, the City of Monash, NEOZ Lighting, Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley, Highlight Printing and Black Tie Catering.

Current Exhibitions

  • TOPshots 2020–21
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Visions of India:
from the colonial to the contemporary

Past Exhibitions

Atrium Gallery

  • STAGES: life in lockdown
  • Atrium Gallery – information

Travelling Exhibitions

  • Bowness Photography Prize celebrates 15 years
  • 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
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