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.

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the arts sector and has highlighted how vital arts and culture is to remain connected with each other. 

MGA and our artists need your help now

MGA’s extended closure has dramatically reduced our ability to raise the $72,000 needed through philanthropy this year to fund our exhibition program. 


You can enable MGA to continue championing photography during this difficult time and to provide support directly to artists through Photography 500: Curate, Collect, Conserve. Help us to:

Curate PHOTO 2021 Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography; directly support artists fees and production of their work. This exhibition will profile MGA on a global stage during the inaugural PHOTO 2021 international photography festival.

Collect STAGES: photography through the pandemic. STAGES responds to the critical, creative and economic imperatives of COVID-19 and provides support directly to practicing artists. A selection of works will be added to MGA’s collection, putting our current experience on the cultural record.

Conserve MGA’s collection is a unique cultural asset; the only collection solely dedicated to Australian photography. It has never been more important that we preserve our cultural heritage for future generations.

With your help, you will enable us to connect with each other and bring MGA’s ground-breaking exhibitions to life.

Every donated dollar directly funds our exhibitions and programming

Join our circle of Photography 500 to empower MGA to champion photography, support the practice of living photographers and enable audiences to discover photography online.

Please consider making a tax deductible gift and directly enable MGA and our artists to not just survive in this time of crisis, but thrive into the future.

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



If you are interested in supporting MGA in other areas, or would like more information about our donor circles and benefits, annual giving or bequests, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected]

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