Past Exhibitions

Friends of MGA photography competition and exhibition

26 September 2019 to 24 November 2019

The annual Friends of MGA Inc. photography competition and exhibition provides a fantastic opportunity for members to exhibit their work at MGA. The competition is exclusively open to all current Friends members who are invited to submit up to three photographic prints. The competition is not limited in theme and prizes are awarded to images that excel in the categories of architecture, creativity, landscape, monochrome, nature, portrait and print.

Congratulations to the 25 finalists of 2019! We received many wonderful submissions and this exciting exhibition features an array of subjects and creative techniques by photographers of all levels.

Myroslawa Bates
Ian Bock
John Callahan
Marlene Chaitra
Louise Chen
Donna Clarke
Janet Crowe
Antony Dimmock
Andrea Esposito
Daren Fawkes
Jennifer Fawkes
Antony Fowler
Malcolm Gamble
Vicki Goodall
Ken Gosbell
Melissa Hansen
Norm Hanson
John Noble
Felix Menke
Trace O'Rourke
Sally Paterson
Anthony Pearsall
Samantha Pearsall
Javier Roldan Perez
David Wong

Works by the selected finalists will be displayed in the Atrium Gallery from
26 September – 24 November 2019.

Award presentation night

On Wednesday 2nd October, winners were announced in seven categories. The Friends of MGA congratulate the winners:

BEST ARCHITECTURE - Sally Paterson

BEST CREATIVE - Ian Bok

BEST LANDSCAPE - Andrea esposito

BEST MONOCHROME - Anthony Pearsall

BEST NATURE - Ken Gosbell

BEST PORTRAIT - Jennifer Fawkes

BEST PRINT - Malcolm Gamble


MGA has launched a new exhibition space, the Atrium Gallery, to provide emerging artists with an opportunity to showcase their practice to MGA’s audiences. The Atrium Gallery is situated between MGA and the Wheelers Hill Library and is open Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 8.30pm, Saturdays from 9.00am to 5.00pm and Sundays from 12 noon to 5.00pm.

Current Exhibitions

  • Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography
  • STAGES: photography through the pandemic

Past Exhibitions

Atrium Gallery

  • Arts action: exploring the personal and political
  • Atrium Gallery – information

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

  • 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
  • 2011 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
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