The Director's Circle

The Director’s Circle are visionary donors who enable MGA to champion Australian photography and inspire audiences to embrace, explore and value photography by providing the vital support needed for MGA not just to survive but to thrive. In 202122 MGA will deliver four seasons of exhibitions.

Now, more than ever before, we need your support

We began the year with STAGES: photography through the pandemic followed by the Bowness Photography Prize as our first exhibition after lockdown lifted. As the New Year dawns MGA’s celebrated program continues to explore the diversity and potential of the photographic medium through ground-breaking exhibitions.

Through visionary philanthropic leadership, you can enable MGA to continue championing photography during this difficult time and to provide support directly to artists.


Director’s Circle donors contribute $2,500 or more per annum towards MGA’s exhibitions and programming, with support directed to where it is most needed.

Help us to deliver:

Visions of India: from the colonial to the contemporary: Visions of India: from the colonial to the contemporary, is being showcased at MGA over the summer period and marks the first major survey to be held in Australia that delves into the complex history of photography in India. The exhibition is curated specifically for MGA by Nathaniel Gaskell with works from the collection of Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) in Bengaluru, India, one of the most celebrated collections of photographs relating to India in the world.

Old ways, new ways: Is an exhibition that draws together work by 11 artists, Old ways, new ways encompasses a range of approaches to photography taken by First Nations photographers to connect the past and the present. Old ways, new ways is an official exhibition of the International Photography Festival PHOTO and presents works drawn from the Lisa Bellear Collection held by the Koorie Heritage Trust, alongside works from the Horsham Regional Art Gallery Collection and the MGA Collection, as well as new work by Wotjobaluk/Djubagalk/Jadawadjali woman, Gail Harradine. The exhibition considers the ways that First Nations photography makes links between times gone by and the present, placing traditions within contemporary practice, speaking (sometimes shouting, at times singing, sometimes performing) across generations and through passages of time.

Digital transformation: Join us on our journey as we continue to transform our exhibitions and public programs towards embedding a seamless experience of online and virtual engagement. Enable us to continue to provide vital resources to the education sector and create new ways for audiences to access and engage with our exhibitions and collection in person and online.  

Every donated dollar directly supports MGA and our artists

Join our Director’s Circle 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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