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

  • 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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