Photography 500

Last year our circle of Photography 500 donors helped us raise $100,000 which supported two ground-breaking commissioning exhibitions. This resulted in more than 30 works entering MGA's collection, and enabled vital conservation work of the collection to ensure it is accessible for future generations.


Now, more than ever before, our artists need your support
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the creative sector, with artists and arts workers some of the hardest hit. Every year MGA supports artists through our exhibitions, public and education programs, commissions and acquisitions and this is funded through philanthropic support. Every dollar we receive from our donors directly funds our exhibitions and programming in 2020-21. 

Together as a philanthropic community we can make a difference
We invite you to join Photography 500: curate, collect, conserve to enable MGA to champion photography, support the practice of living photographers and enable audiences to discover photography online. Please consider making a tax deductible gift to directly enable MGA and our artists to not just survive in this time of crisis, but thrive into the future.

Support Photography 500 and create a powerful platform for us to:

MGA’s headlining PHOTO 2021 exhibition, Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography
Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind – community exhibition

STAGES: photography through the pandemic

MGA’s collection is a unique cultural asset; the only collection solely dedicated to Australian photography.

Join with us as we change the landscape for MGA, Australian photography and our artists.


If you would like to discuss donations, bequests or legacy giving please contact Lara Goode at [email protected]

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