Past Exhibitions

Boys with guns: Prudence Murphy

1 June 2011 to 17 July 2011

Boys with guns is a photographic series depicting spontaneous weapon play in children. This project represents a culmination of Murphy's recent practice, involved in capturing a chance moment of play, or fleeting moments in a child's development.

Murphy writes: "My work probes the details of our quotidian existence, documenting our ritual and play, counterpointing the balance of behaviour and experience. In play we shape the world, and children from an early age develop the impulse to play with weapons. They master their world through such imaginative and dramatic play. It is intended that these photographs will depict something of the mystery of children's imaginings, which may resonate with and elucidate our adult experience."

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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