Past Exhibitions

Glamour stakes: Martin Parr

22 October 2016 to 4 December 2016

Magnum photographer Martin Parr has an international reputation as a photographer, filmmaker and curator.

His series Luxury is comprised of images taken between 1993 and 2009 in multiple destinations around the world. While creating this series, Parr photographed what he describes as ‘situations where people are comfortable showing off their wealth’, such as art fairs, car shows and horse races. The images in this series are indicative of Parr’s practice in that they document leisure and consumption and highlight the unintentional, awkward and often ugly sides of beauty, fashion and wealth.

Glamour stakes: Martin Parr shows a selection of works from Parr’s Luxury series and focuses specifically on his images of horse racing events around the world. The majority of works in this exhibition were taken at the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival in 2008.

Current Exhibitions

  • Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography
  • STAGES: photography through the pandemic

Past Exhibitions

Atrium Gallery

  • Arts action: exploring the personal and political
  • 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

  • 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
  • 2011 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
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