Current Exhibitions

  • Andrea Esposito - Best Architecture - Friends of MGA Photography Exhibition 2020
  • Anthony Pearsall - Best Colour- Friends of MGA Photography Exhibition 2020
  • Jim Love - Best Creative - Friends of MGA Photography Exhibition 2020
  • Malcolm Gamble - Best Landscape - Friends of MGA Photography Exhibition 2020
  • Trace O'Rourke - Best Monochrome - Friends of MGA Photography Exhibition 2020
  • Robert Sherwood-Duffield - Best Nature - Friends of MGA Photography Exhibition 2020
  • Melissa Hansen - Best Portrait - Friends of MGA Photography Exhibition 2020
  • Ken Gosbell - Best Print - Friends of MGA Photography Exhibition 2020

Friends of MGA photography competition and exhibition 2020

24 November 2020 to 14 February 2021

The Friends of MGA Inc. photography competition is an annual event that provides a fantastic opportunity for members to exhibit their work at MGA. The competition is open exclusively to all current Friends members who are invited to submit up to three photographic prints. There are no thematic restrictions. MGA’s curators select finalists for exhibition and award prizes to images that excel in the designated categories.

The 2020 finalists, including the winners of each category, are now showing in MGA’s Atrium Gallery until 7 February 2021. The exhibition is a testament to the high standard of entries received this year and features an array of subjects and creative techniques by photographers of all levels.

Congratulations to the 21 finalists:

Jude Bishop
John Callahan
Donna Clarke
Marlene Chaitra
Antony Dimmock
Robert Sherwood-Duffield
David Edwards
Andrea Esposito
Daren Fawkes
Jennifer Fawkes
Robert Field
Malcolm Gamble
Ken Gosbell
Melissa Hansen
Jim Love
John Noble
Trace O’Rourke
Sally Paterson
Anthony Pearsall
Javier Roldan-Perez
Stephen Frank Riley

Award presentation night

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

BEST ARCHITECTURE - Andrea Esposito
BEST CREATIVE - Jim Love
BEST LANDSCAPE - Malcolm Gamble
BEST MONOCHROME - Trace O'Rourke
BEST NATURE - Robert Sherwood-Duffield
BEST PORTRAIT - Melissa Hansen
BEST PRINT - Ken Gosbell


MGA exhibition space, the Atrium Gallery, provides 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 6.00pm; Saturdays from 9.00am to 4.00pm; Sundays 11.00am to 4.00pm.

Current Exhibitions

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • TOPshots 2019–20
ONLINE EXHIBITION

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography
  • STAGES: photography through the pandemic

Past Exhibitions

Atrium Gallery

  • Friends of MGA photography competition and exhibition 2020
  • 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

  • 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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