Past Exhibitions

  • Louis Porter: Australian colour

Louis Porter: Australian colour

5 August 2009 to 13 September 2009

Louis Porter is an English photographer who has been based in Melbourne since 2001. His Australian colour series is a visual response to his adopted home. With the fresh eyes of a foreigner, he has carried his camera with him while exploring the suburbs of greater Melbourne for the new, the interesting and the strange. Porter finds his subject matter in the process of exploring the streets, using a film which is extremely sensitive to strong colour. There is no digital manipulation of the image before it is printed. In this respect, these photographs document candid encounters between Porter and the suburban environment. From John Brack to Barry Humphries, we are used to seeing Australian artists engage with Melbourne's sprawling suburbs in a sardonic way. Porter, however, re-discovers our everyday environment as a lively dreamscape, full of quirky possibilities and kooky convergences.

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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