Monash Gallery of Art is Monash City Council’s premier cultural facility. MGA is the Australian home of photography, championing Australian photography, and inspiring audiences to embrace, explore and value photography. As Australia’s leading public art gallery devoted to the collection and exhibition of photography, we engage local, national and international audiences in arts and cultural experiences. MGA is the custodian of one of the municipality's most important assets: the nationally significant City of Monash Collection of over 3,400 photographs.
Creative Victoria is the state government body dedicated to championing, growing and supporting Victoria's creative industries. Creative Victoria invests in the ideas, talent, organisations, events and projects that make Victoria a creative state.
The Glen Shopping Centre joined MGA as a Major Partner, gifting MGA a unique, permanent exhibition space within The Glen’s new Fashion and Lifestyle precinct. This strong community partnership continues to expand our audiences, providing the opportunity for MGA to display works that reflect the gallery’s current exhibition program. Through this exciting initiative, shoppers will be introduced to some of Australia’s leading photographic artists. MGA is delighted to be able to directly engage and inspire the community across a new platform at The Glen.
MGA and Mercedes-Benz Waverley have joined forces to share our aspirations of engaging the community in the arts and cultural space in innovative ways. MGA is delighted that Mercedes-Benz Waverley have committed to driving a long-term relationship with MGA.
Through our Partnership, Mercedes-Benz Waverley and MGA are able to build and strengthen meaningful connections to the community, increase our reach and profile, and encourage new audiences to experience the transformative power of the arts.
The Bowness Family Foundation is committed to supporting not for profit organisations that provide access and opportunity to enrich the culture, education and potential of our community. The Foundation supports projects in three key areas: Arts & Culture, Disability & Communication and Education.
Established in 1991, the Vizard Foundation assists the arts, education, and people in need. The Vizard Foundation has generously supported key projects including a publication in support of John Gollings: the history of the built world, an MGA Australian and international traveling exhibition, and MGA’s 30th anniversary celebration publication which will be released in 2020.
The Gordon Darling Foundation was established in 1991 by Gordon Darling, who passed away in 2015, aged 94. Its purpose was and is to fund Visual Arts activities Australia-wide. The Foundation's charter is to support the visual arts and to promote, through Public Institutions, access to and enjoyment of all areas of the visual arts, to the broadest possible audience. They have generously supported MGA with several key projects including a publication in support of John Gollings: the history of the built world, an MGA Australian and international traveling exhibition, a travel grant to support MGA’s Director to travel to China and most recently a grant to support MGA’s 30th anniversary celebration publication which will be released in 2020.
The Copland Foundation was founded with the legacy of Alexander Ewart Copland, who was an avid collector with a special interest in historic houses and their contents. The Copland Foundation supports fields that were important to him and awarded MGA a grant for the conservation of Lisa Young’s sculpture Curlicue. The restored work is a popular feature of MGA’s sculpture park and plays an important role in providing public access to art outside of the gallery space.
Pidgeon Ward, an award-winning Melbourne based graphic design company run by David Pidgeon and Alex Ward. Design expertise in branding, identity, publication, signage, type design and packaging.
Haymes Paint are Australia's largest independently owned paint manufacturer of exterior and interior paint with hundreds of paint stores around Australia. Born in Ballarat in 1935, Haymes Paint is a family-owned Australian business now in its fourth generation.
Established in 1887, RMIT is one of Australia’s leading and longstanding universities. RMIT boasts an international reputation for academic excellence across technology, design and enterprise studies. The university is committed to providing students with the learning, teaching and research opportunities that empower students and researchers to excel in an open world economy.
MGA is thrilled to welcome RMIT, a global leader in Art, Design and Architecture as the gallery’s education partner.
Established in 1982, Scotchmans Hill is located in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. A producer of premium cool maritime climate wines, Scotchmans Hill has been a leading local winery for over thirty years and is rated among James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries. Bellarine Peninsula grown labels include Cornelius, Scotchmans Hill and Swan Bay. They are a proud Program Partner of MGA and provide wine and sparkling wine at MGA events, including exhibition openings, public programs, VIP and engagement events.
PUBLIC PROGRAM SPONSOR
Discover the Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley, a stylish 200-room contemporary 4-star hotel in Melbourne, Australia. When you stay at the Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley, the best of entertainment, dining and business services surround you. As you relax and enjoy our full service hotel, you’ll find yourself appreciative of the convenient central location, affordable accommodations and first-class hospitality that our hotel provides with each and every stay.
30th ANNIVERSARY PRINT PARTNERS
LUMAS boasts an exciting repertoire of museum quality, limited edition fine art and photographic artworks - all at an accessible price. With works by over 250 established artists and promising newcomers, LUMAS delivers a comprehensive look into the contemporary art and design scenes.
Based in Abbotsford, Melbourne, ARTEN provides a specialised service in both fine art framing and digital fine art printing. We work with image-makers (artists, photographers, illustrators and designers), galleries, commercial, and institutional clients and of course collectors and the general public.
Zetta Florence was established in 1989 with a large store in Fitzroy and an off-site design studio. Their objective is to formulate paper and paper conversions to the finest quality and they conceptualize paper-based products or products for storage or presenting works on paper.
For sponsorship opportunities please contact Christina Apostolidis Development & Sponsorship Coordinator on 03 8544 0500.
Image: Rennie ELLIS
North Melbourne fans, semi-final, MCG 1979
chromogenic print 26.8 x 40.7 cm
Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection
donated by the Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive 2007
courtesy of Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive (Melbourne)