Past Exhibitions

MAKE UP: painted faces in contemporary photography

3 May 2013 to 30 June 2013

The face-painted portrait has become a prominent feature of contemporary Australian photography. In photographs by Eric BRIDGEMAN, Bindi COLE, Ray COOK, Sandy EDWARDS, Siri HAYES, Owen LEONG, Darren SYLVESTER, Nat THOMAS & Concettina INSERRA, Christian THOMPSON and Justene WILLIAMS, people conceal and reveal themselves with face paint. In this survey of often very moving contemporary portraits, photography and identity are both cast as provisional and uncertain.

Current Exhibitions

  • The light fades but the gods remain
Bill Henson
  • A place in time: photographs by Viva Gibb

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • Dreaming Mum again
Leah King-Smith

Past Exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions

  • John Gollings: the history of the built world

Bowness Prize

  • William & Winifred Bowness Photography 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
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