Past Exhibitions

John Gollings: The history of the built world

2 December 2017 to 4 March 2018

John Gollings is Australia’s most pre-eminent and prolific photographer of the built environment. For the past 50 years he has been synthesising his parallel interests in photography and architecture to explore the cultural construction of social spaces. From sacred rock art sites and ancient temples to suburban dream homes and the monuments of corporate architecture, Gollings’s catalogue of images provides a remarkable visual history of human habitats. The history of the built world is the first major survey of Gollings photographic practice, and offers a much anticipated opportunity to appreciate the full breadth of his unique photographic vision.


MGA is proud to announce Architecture Media as our Media Partner for the John Gollings exhibition.

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Its portfolio includes the highly regarded digital and print publications – Architecture Australia, Artichoke, Houses, Houses Kitchens+Bathrooms, Landscape Architecture Australia and Architectural Product News; and websites – ArchitectureAU.com, LandscapeAustralia.com, Selector.com and ProductNews.com.au.

ArchitectureAU.com is a dynamic website providing extensive coverage of the news of the day, exclusive commentary from leading writers, practitioners, academics and critics, and an ever-expanding archive of realized work. The curated content is extensive and easily categorized as projects, awards, news, reviews, practice, people, discourse, products and calendar. It is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects and the Design Institute of Australia.

Current Exhibitions

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

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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