Bowness Prize

2010 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

23 September 2010 to 24 October 2010

Canberra photographer Lee Grant won the prestigious $25 000 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2010 at Monash Gallery of Art in Melbourne.

Lee Grant's family portrait Mary with her daughters Aja and Adau, and her granddaughter Nankir is a formal portrait of a Sudanese migrant family set in their home in Canberra.

Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the annual non-acquisitive William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is an initative of the MGA Foundation. It has quickly become Australia's most important photogaphy prize.

Works by Philip Quirk, Clare Rae and Darren Sylvester received Adobe Honourable Mentions.

Melanie Faith Dove was voted as the winner of the $1 000 Crumpler's People's Choice Award for her work Cowboy kids.

34 artists were shortlisted as finalists in the 2010 prize. All 34 works can be viewed online here.

Judges accomodation kindly provided by Sofitel Hotel Melbourne.

More information on this year's prize as well as it's history is on the Bowness Prize page or through the links below.

Current Exhibitions

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • TOPshots 2019–20
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Upcoming Exhibitions

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Past Exhibitions

Atrium Gallery

  • Arts action: exploring the personal and political
  • 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

  • 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
  • 2011 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
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