Past Exhibitions

Hijacked 2: Australia/Germany

28 October 2010 to 23 January 2011

Come in from the heat and enjoy MGA's summer exhibition:

Photography lovers and those interested in global cross-cultural connections will love Hijacked 2: Australia/Germany, an exciting and provocative survey of new photography from Australia and Germany.

Perth-based curator Mark McPherson has collaborated with German curator Ute Noll and book publisher Markus Schaden to create Hijacked 2. The works of German and Australian photographers are juxtaposed to stimulate conversation and to suggest connections - framing a unique space marked both by current photographic practice and contemporary culture.

Part of the BERLIN DAYZ festival. Presented by MGA; Goethe Institut - Australien; Big City Press and Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney


MGA commissioned three short films to coincide with Hijacked 2. Each film follows two artists in the book and exhibition, one Australian and one German. All three films can be seen on our vimeo channel, or select the 'watch this' tab to see one right now.

Directed and edited by Jack Pam, Music by Ned Beckley. The films are also showing on the Big Screen at Federation Square, Melbourne for the duration of the exhibition.

Current Exhibitions

  • Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography
  • STAGES: photography through the pandemic

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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