Past Exhibitions

More seeing is not understanding: Ponch Hawkes

8 September 2010 to 24 October 2010

In this exhibition Hawkes presents a series of photographs that draw on her memories of chance encounters and ordinary yet arresting moments. Hawkes reconstructed seventeen mysterious, nocturnal scenes and photographed them in a way that encourages us to try and make sense of them.

Dr Melissa Miles, Lecturer, Department of Theory of Art and Design, Monash University states of the photographs: "Cleverly, Hawkes creates a series of openings in these photographs and beckons us to climb in. The stories take place in familiar surrounds, but the unresolved narratives invite speculation."

Ponch Hawkes is one of Melbourne's most important photographers. She is part of a great generation of feminist photographers that includes Micky Allan and the late Sue Ford. Since the 1970s Hawkes has documented Australia's social and political culture and in doing so has linked several generations of Melbourne's vibrant creative communities.

Ponch was recently announced as the recipient of the biennial NSM Basil Sellers Creative Arts Fellowship 2011 - 2012.

Current Exhibitions

  • John Gollings: The history of the built world

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Antipodean emanations: cameraless photographs from Australia and New Zealand

Past Exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions

  • On the fabric of the Ngarrindjeri Body | At Monash Civic Centre
  • The Rennie Ellis Show
  • Australian exotica
  • Wesley Stacey
The wild thing

Bowness Prize

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography 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
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