Current Exhibitions

Yask Desai: Telia

17 December 2021 to 27 February 2022

This exhibition shows work by Melbourne-based Australian-Indian artist Yask Desai. His series Telia includes archival material and documentation combined with his own photographs as a means to reanimate and re-examine the experiences of the men who migrated from undivided India and worked as hawkers or travelling salesmen within rural Australia during the late 19th and early to mid-20th centuries. Most often their purpose for migrating was to earn money for the extended families that they left behind. Telia was the name given to Australia by some of the family members who remained in India.


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 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Current Exhibitions

  • Visions of India:
from the colonial to the contemporary

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Speak the wind
  • Old ways, new ways

Past Exhibitions

Atrium Gallery

  • Yask Desai: Telia
  • 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
  • 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
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