Current Exhibitions

  • TOPshots


25 May 2019 to 14 July 2019

Over the past eleven years MGA has celebrated the work of emerging photomedia artists with the annual TOPshots award and exhibition. TOPshots showcases artwork produced by students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) subjects of Art, Media and Studio Arts and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts. Each of these subjects has a different focus within the broader course of arts education offered to Victorian secondary school students, making the TOPshots exhibition an exciting overview of different creative trajectories.

The artworks displayed in this exhibition offer little more than a glimpse of the year-long course of study each of these young artists has undertaken. It would be remiss not to mention the laborious nature of each of these subjects and the hours spent testing, refining and creating final folio pieces and documenting creative processes in visual diaries.

MGA is proud to have the opportunity to acknowledge the excellence of young photomedia artists in our community, and welcome our visitors to take inspiration from the creative potential that TOPshots 2018-19 represents.


Sophie Altmann Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School

Theresa Avice Avila College

Indigo-Rose Danes Vermont Secondary College

Alanna Del Vecchio Caulfield Grammar School

Matilda Foley Toorak College

Sophie Grigarius Toorak College

Sarah Hordern Princes Hill Secondary College

Pepper Horman Wesley College SKR

Mason King Whitefriars College

Patrick McCormick Marcellin College

Zara Nazikian Vermont Secondary College

Ian Neo St Andrews Christian College

Lachie Pratt Yarra Valley Grammar

Courtney Thompson Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School

Current Exhibitions

  • Robin Boyd, a portrait of an Australian house
  • TOPshots
  • Develop

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • The light fades but the gods remain
Bill Henson

Past Exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions

  • Australian exotica
  • John Gollings: the history of the built world

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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