Travelling Exhibitions

Wesley Stacey
The wild thing

An MGA travelling exhibition

Wesley Stacey is a living legend of environmental photography. For over 40 years he has been photographing the complex ecology of the Australian continent. This has included expansive folios of work on cultural heritage, the natural environment, and the Indigenous custodianship of land.

Across the breadth of his art practice, Stacey connects us with a certain kind of wildness. For Stacey, ‘the wild’ is not something out there on the horizon; something to be passively observed from a civilised distance. Instead, it is an untamed energy that flows through us and our environment; something that needs to be felt with the body as much as seen with the eyes.

This is particularly evident in Stacey’s panoramic photographs of unfolding landscapes, which draw the viewer into mysterious depths. His image sequences, elaborated in photobooks and serialised installations, also launch us on rhythmic trajectories through the landscape. And his impressionistic snapshots, with their motion blur and vivid colours, embed the viewer in a world of matter and movement.

This exhibition surveys four decades of Stacey’s art practice, highlighting how he has used various photographic forms to engage us with the wild side of life.


Venues considering hosting this exhibition or wish to discuss in more detail can contact the gallery with an expression of interest on 03 8544 0500 or email to katiet@monash.vic.gov.au

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
  • FOTOFILMIC '16

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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