Bowness Photography Prize celebrates 15 years
In 2020 the Bowness Photography Prize marked its 15th year. To celebrate Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) curated an exhibition that celebrates the past winning artists (2006–20) with a selection of their works drawn from the MGA Collection which showcases contemporary photography in Australia.
As the only public institution dedicated to the collection and promotion of Australian photography, MGA holds a special place in the nation’s network of art galleries and museums. The Bowness Photography Prize plays an important part in MGA’s role as ‘the Australian home of photography’, one that recognises exemplary work and champions Australian photographic artists.
The annual Bowness Photography Prize reveals artists’ continued fascination with exploring and pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium, embracing its capacity to explore a diversity of voices and perspectives.
Curator: Anouska Phizacklea, MGA Gallery Director
Artists: Hoda Afshar, Pat Brassington, Ray Cook, Lee Grant, Petrina Hicks, Concertina Inserra & Nat Thomas, Paul Knight, Katrin Koenning, Kathy Mackey, Jesse Marlow, Joseph McGlennon, Polixeni Papapetrou, Jacky Redgate, Valerie Sparks, Christian Thompson
MGA would like to acknowledge exhibition supporters the MGA Foundation, City of Monash and Creative Victoria
Wangaratta Art Gallery (VIC)
21 August – 14 November 2021