Past Exhibitions

  • 2017 Gala

MGA Gala Fundraising Auction Preview 2017

20 April 2017 to 29 April 2017

MGA’s Gala Fundraising Dinner and Auction: Eden makes an important contribution to the gallery’s fundraising efforts. It brings together people from all parts of our community – business groups, Councillors, community members and gallery supporters who love art and contribute to the success of this key fundraising event.


Art Auction
The highlight of the evening is a lively and competitive art auction of generously donated works by prominent Australian photographers, as well as in-kind donations from corporate sponsors across the hospitality and arts sectors.

The works being auctioned are visible in a short Preview Exhibition at MGA from 20-29th April.

You can also see the artwork auction items online here


The funds raised on the night will assist the gallery’s operations by contributing towards artist and exhibition fees; free education programs; and conserving works from our collection.

Current Exhibitions

  • Australians in PNG | Sonia Payes: Terra mysteria
  • Australians in PNG | Eric Bridgeman: The fight
  • Australians in PNG | Stephen Dupont: Piksa Niugini

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

Past Exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions

  • On the fabric of the Ngarrindjeri Body | At Monash Civic Centre
  • Tracey Moffatt - selected works | At Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
  • PHOTOGRAPHY MEETS FEMINISM: Australian women photographers 1970s–80s
  • The Rennie Ellis Show
  • Australian exotica
  • Wesley Stacey
The wild thing

Bowness Prize

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2015 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2014 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2013 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2012 Bowness Photography Prize
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2011
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2010
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2009
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2008
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