The Luminaries

The Luminaries are MGA’s closest and most valued supporters, with their love of arts and culture enabling us to champion Australian photography and inspire audiences to engage in the powerful medium of photography.


The Luminaries 2021
Become a Luminaries Ambassador and join a circle of 10 donors who each donate $10,000 annually. Luminaries share our passion for photography and commitment to Australian photography, and recognise the transformative power of the arts.

In 2021, the Luminaries annual commissioning exhibition will be STAGES: photography through the pandemic, a project that responds to the critical, creative and economic imperatives that have arisen so rapidly as a result of COVID-19 and provides support directly to practicing Australian artists.

The Luminaries Ambassadors have access to the world behind the camera and the lives of the artists, curators and creatives themselves through bespoke engagements events that are hosted by the Director.

Together as a philanthropic community we can make a difference
Join us as we provide financial support directly to the artists by making a tax deductible gift. Your support will have a profound impact on MGA, our artists and our legacy of ground-breaking exhibitions.


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

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