Past Exhibitions

China: grain to pixel

5 June 2016 to 28 August 2016

MGA is the exclusive Australian venue for this major exhibition of Chinese photography. Developed by the Shanghai Centre of Photography (SCôP), the exhibition offers an intriguing insight into the role that photography has played in the evolution of Chinese culture over the past 150 years, from early ethnographic photography and communist propaganda through to the internationally acclaimed work of contemporary Chinese artists. Following its launch at MGA, China: grain to pixel will continue on a global tour that includes venues in Belgium and Russia.

China: grain to pixel is a ‘must see’ exhibition for anyone interested in the past and future of visual culture in China.


MGA would like to acknowledge the supporters of China: grain to pixel, our inaugural Winter Exhibition Series program:

City of Monash
Creative Victoria

In collaboration with
Shanghai Center of Photography

Presenting Partner
Bank of Melbourne

Major Partner
Waverley BMW

Travel Partner
Sofitel Luxury Hotels

Program Partners
De Bortoli Wines
Bang & Olufsen
Anxin Trust
West Bund

Current Exhibitions

  • Fashioning black identity: Africa and the African diaspora
  • Dressing up: clothing and camera
  • The Tucker portraits

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind
  • Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography

Past Exhibitions

Atrium Gallery

  • Ali MC: Nong shain maw: stonebreakers of the east Khasi highlands
  • 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

  • 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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