Past Exhibitions

Swell

9 March 2019 to 12 May 2019

Katrin Koenning makes images that sit at the limit of documentary photography. In Swell, the artist addresses collective states of environmental urgency in which we find ourselves. Avoiding expected tropes of disaster-imagery, the work offers counter-narratives in order to focus on what is at stake and to decipher how humans and nature impact on each other.

This exhibition offers a contemporary response to the tradition of environmental photography of the 1970s and 80s. Koenning proposes a view of nature and wildness that is more psychological than intrepid. Her alluring and unsettling images give us a sense of Earth’s beauty and precariousness.

MGA presents this exhibition as part of the CLIMARTE Festival: ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE 2019

Curator: Pippa Milne

Current Exhibitions

  • Fashioning black identity: Africa and the African diaspora
  • Dressing up: clothing and camera
  • The Tucker portraits

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind
  • Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography

Past Exhibitions

Atrium Gallery

  • Ali MC | Nong shain maw: stonebreakers of the east Khasi highlands

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

  • William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography 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
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