Past Exhibitions

Develop

29 May 2021 to 29 August 2021

Develop is MGA’s annual showcase of work by emerging photographic artists. The photographs included in this exhibition represent a small selection from the vast pool of high-calibre work that was produced by graduates of bachelor degrees in Melbourne in 2020. With artists drawn from five universities and across many styles and genres, this is a celebration of the next generation of Australian photographers.

Curators: Stella Loftus-Hills and Pippa Milne

Artists: Klari Agar
Victorian College of the Arts

Eremaya Albrecht

Photography Studies College

Teva Cosic

RMIT University

Isabella Imperatore

Victorian College of the Arts

Fiona Lewis

RMIT University

Georgina Pynta
Monash University

Jediah Shue

Deakin University

Joshua O Smith

Photography Studies College


UPDATE 12 August 2021: MGA is temporarily closed in line with government restrictions.

UPDATE 5 August 2021: MGA will close for seven days in line with government restrictions.

UPDATE 27 July 2021: We are pleased to announce that our gallery is open from Wednesday 28 July. Please BOOK HERE to guarantee entry on arrival. Walk-ins are welcome if capacity numbers allow. We ask all visitors (except those under 12-years-old and those with health exemptions) to wear a mask and to scan the QR code on arrival for contact tracing.

UPDATE 16 July 2021: Please note that MGA will be briefly closed due to Melbourne's lockdown. Our exhibitions will be closed and our weekend events postponed. We appreciate your continued support during this time and look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

UPDATE 18 June 2021: MGA is open. BOOK HERE to guarantee entry. Walk-ins are welcome if capacity numbers allow. We ask all visitors to wear a mask and to scan the QR code on arrival for contact tracing.

UPDATE 27 May 2021: MGA is closed due to recent restrictions and our scheduled exhibition dates have been delayed. This exhibition will now open to the public on Friday 4 June with the official launch event to be confirmed. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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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