Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Return to nature - Bayliss
  • Return to nature - Cazneaux
  • Return to nature - Cumpston
  • Return to nature - Dombrovskis
  • Return to nature - Gibb
  • Return to nature - Najdowski and Smith

Return to nature

8 July 2022 to 18 September 2022

Landscape as a subject has persisted through art history, but perspectives on it have shifted through time. Seeing through the lenses of over 40 photographers, from colonialists of the 1870s to contemporary artists working today, Return to nature considers the Australian landscape in its many forms. From nature as something to conquer, to something to protect, this exhibition encompasses a range of approaches to landscape, including an enduring sentiment held by First Nations people that there is no separation between humans and the natural world, rather there is interconnection and interdependence.

Return to nature includes key works from MGA’s significant collection of Australian photographs, as well as a new iteration of ‘Interference pattern’ (2018– ) by Rebecca Nadjowski and Vivian Cooper Smith, a vast and vibrant exploration of what it means to make photographs with the landscape rather than of it.

Curators: Stella Loftus-Hills and Pippa Milne

Current Exhibitions

  • Speak the Wind
  • Old ways, new ways
  • TOPshots 2021–22

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Return to nature

Past Exhibitions

Atrium Gallery

  • Being a voice
  • Atrium Gallery – information

Travelling Exhibitions

  • Massimo Vitali: Leporello 2020
  • The Tucker portraits
  • 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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