Photography 500

In 2021 our circle of donors helped us transition online and ensured that audiences could engage virtually with MGA. It enabled us to create content tailored directly for the education sector that catered to year 10—12 students as their studies moved online.

As we emerge from the depth of the pandemic and into a world that has seen a seismic shift in our society, your support in 2022 is critical in ensuring we are able to Curate, Collect and Conserve with programs that continue to reflect, respond and shape our society.

Together as a philanthropic community we can make a difference


Join Photography 500 us as we strive to change the landscape for MGA, Australian photography and our artists by championing photography, directly support the practice of living photographers and enable audiences to discover photography online and into the future.

Curate: Hoda Afshar: Speak the Wind will be a global premiere of Afshar’s new body of work, and a headlining exhibition during the International Photography Festival PHOTO 2022. This will be an opportunity to support the practice of a female photographic artist who’s consistently socially engaged practice continues to respond to some of the most challenging and thought provoking issues of our time.

Collect: The MGA collection is solely dedicated to Australian photography. Its uniqueness and focus cements its place as one of our Nation’s most culturally significant collections. Support us as we grow our collection, enabling us to support Australian artists, showcase important contemporary Australian photographic work and represent a coherent and refined account of the history of photography in Australia.

Conserve: MGA’s Collection is a unique cultural asset; the only collection solely dedicated to Australian photography. Over the last 30 years the collection has grown from 300 works to over 3,600 and it has never been more important that we preserve our cultural heritage for future generations. Help us preserve our collection, increase its accessibility through its continued digitisation and make it accessible to global audiences.

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.



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