Bowness Prize

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2009

6 November 2009 to 13 December 2009

Discover the changing face of contemporary Australian photography.

With over 450 entries the 2009 Bowness Prize is the biggest yet - come and see the 50 short-listed photographs and vote for your favourite! The MGA Foundation will award $20,000 to the winning photographer, with $1,000 awarded to the winner of the peoples’ choice award. The annual William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is an initiative of the MGA Foundation. Established to attract a range of support with the aim of expanding and enriching the MGA permanent collection, the MGA Foundation is an initiative of the MGA and is governed by an independent Board of Trustees.

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Current Exhibitions

  • Australians in PNG | Sonia Payes: Terra mysteria
  • Australians in PNG | Eric Bridgeman: The fight
  • Australians in PNG | Stephen Dupont: Piksa Niugini

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

Past Exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions

  • On the fabric of the Ngarrindjeri Body | At Monash Civic Centre
  • Tracey Moffatt - selected works | At Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
  • PHOTOGRAPHY MEETS FEMINISM: Australian women photographers 1970s–80s
  • The Rennie Ellis Show
  • Australian exotica
  • Wesley Stacey
The wild thing

Bowness Prize

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2015 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2014 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2013 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2012 Bowness Photography Prize
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2011
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2010
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2009
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2008
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