Past Exhibitions

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

29 September 2022 to 13 November 2022

Over the last 16 years, the Bowness Photography Prize has emerged as an important annual survey of contemporary photographic practice in Australia and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country. Monash Gallery of Art invited artists to submit still photo-based media including analogue and digital photography created over the last year for consideration. The winning work will be awarded $30,000 and will be acquired into MGA’s nationally significant collection of Australian photographs. The Smith & Singer People’s Choice Award will be voted by the public with the recipient receiving $5,000. One artist will also be selected for the $10,000 Wai Tang Commissioning Award which will coincide with the 2023 Bowness Photography Prize exhibition season.

The MGA Foundation recognises the importance of supporting practicing artists, and the positive impact the $30,000 prize money for both the winner and the $5,000 Smith & Singer People’s Choice Award will have on the recipients.

Artists: Michele Aboud, Kay Abude, Narelle Autio, Jack Ball, Ramak Bamzar, Yuriyal Eric Bridgeman and Ben Cook, Arini Byng, Danica Chappell, Miriam Charlie, Jess Coldrey, Michael Cook, Michael Corridore, Sarah Cusack, Rebecca Dagnall, J Davies, Tamara Dean, Damian Dillon, Marian Drew, Rozalind Drummond, Sophie Dumaresq, Stephen Dupont, Odette England, Robert Fielding, Andrea Francolini, Amos Gebhardt, Mike Gillam, Ponch Hawkes, Petrina Hicks, The Huxleys, Samantha Jade, Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association, Ayman Kaake, Shea Kirk, Janet Laurence, Honey Long and Prue Stent, Janelle Low, David Manley, Jesse Marlow, Janine McGuinness, Danie Mellor, Selina Ou, Sanja Pahoki, Sonia Payes, Patrick Pound, Ruiqi Qiu, Kiron Robinson, Angus Scott, Cecilia Sordi Campos, David Stephenson, Margot Stewart, Cyrus Tang, Lyndal Walker, Hilary Wardhaugh, Lydia Wegner


Exhibition partner
MGA Foundation

Exhibition supporters
Smith & Singer | Colour Factory
Thames & Hudson Australia | Mercedes-Benz Waverley

Current Exhibitions

  • Lovers and misfits
  • Leave only footprints

Past Exhibitions

Atrium Gallery

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  • Atrium Gallery – information

Travelling Exhibitions

  • 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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