Upcoming Exhibitions

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

14 October 2017 to 26 November 2017

Established by the MGA Foundation in 2006 to promote excellence in photography. The Bowness Photography Prize is open to any Australian photographer, whether amateur or professional, and all genres of photography are eligible, provided that the work has been produced in the last 12 months.

Each year a panel of three judges consider hundreds of entries and curates an exhibition of finalists before settling upon a single winner. This year’s panel consists of Australian architect, art patron and academic Corbett Lyon, artist and educator Dr Susan Fereday, and MGA Senior Curator Stephen Zagala.

While the $30 000 cash prize is highly coveted, the exhibition of finalists also highlights some of the most interesting work being created by photographers today. In this respect, the Bowness Photography Prize has become an important annual survey of contemporary photography in Australia. More info...

Current Exhibitions

  • Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker

Upcoming Exhibitions

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