Upcoming Exhibitions

  • TOPshots 2020–21

TOPshots 2020–21

9 September 2021 to 7 November 2021

For over a decade, MGA has celebrated the work of emerging photomedia artists with the annual TOPshots award and exhibition. TOPshots showcases work produced by students who have studied the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) subjects of Art, Media and Studio Arts, as well as 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 and celebrate the excellence of young photomedia artists in our community, and to invite our visitors to take inspiration from the creative potential that TOPshots 2020–21 represents.

Curator: Stella Loftus-Hills

Natalie Catalfarno
Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak

Zac Hibbins
Kingswood College

Chloe Kopec
Toorak College

Olivia Martin Loreto
Mandeville Hall Toorak

Anika McClean
Woodleigh School

Jaime Morcos
Caulfield Grammar School Wheelers Hill

Jordan Morise
Avila College

Anneke Morris
Swinburne Senior Secondary College

Millini Mule
Padua College

Samantha Pickering
Woodleigh School

Adam Shimota
Caulfield Grammar School

Ashton Taylor
Padua College

Sam Triandafillou
Padua College

Jackson Trundle
Monbulk College

Joahanna Wickramaratne
Caulfield Grammar School

Current Exhibitions

  • STAGES: photography through the pandemic
  • Develop

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • TOPshots 2020–21

Past Exhibitions

Atrium Gallery

  • STAGES: life in lockdown
  • 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

  • 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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