Past Exhibitions

FOTOFILMIC '16 International juried travelling exhibition

14 October 2017 to 26 November 2017


Presenting 30 analogue prints by film-based photographers from ten different countries, FotoFilmic’16 provides a unique overview of contemporary photography’s material practices. The exhibition frames a defining moment in film-based photography, as it reflects on its rich lineage of physical craft and recording methods within the context of today’s global digital culture.

FotoFilmic'16 attempts to bring into focus the idea that how we make photographs has significant implications for the photographer’s artistic identity and the meaning of the images they produce. Even though film-based and analogue photographic technologies have largely sat at a standstill since the 1990s, photographers have drastically changed their understanding and use of pre-digital technologies. Ultimately FotoFilmic'16 hopes to contribute to the emergence of a new world practice and vision of material photographic media in the digital age.

The FotoFilmic’16 exhibition was shown in Los Angeles and Vancouver before making its way to MGA, which will be the exhibition’s final venue. The exhibition was juried by renowned San Francisco photographer Todd Hido, Vancouver Biennale President Barrie Mowatt, SF Camerawork Director Heather Snider, Photobook Melbourne & Unless You Will magazine founder Heidi Romano, as well as The Photographer's Gallery senior curator Karen McQuaid.

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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