The Luminaries

The Luminaries are MGA’s closest and most valued supporters. Their love of arts and culture enables us to champion photography and inspire audiences to engage in the medium in all its diversity, with a program and collection dedicated to Australian photography. The Luminaries support is vital and every dollar we receive from our donors directly funds our exhibitions and programming. Over the next year MGA will deliver a program that delves into the depths of the photographic medium and embraces its experiential potential.


The last year has highlighted how important arts and culture is to our lives. It enriches, connects and empowers our sense of being and belonging, and it is through the powerful medium of photography that we have viewed the seismic shift that has transformed society globally.

This year MGA will showcase 228 artists and contribute over $85,000 in fees paid to artists to exhibit and produce work and $20,000 to artists and the creative sector to produce and participate in online and onsite public programs. In 2022 the annual Luminary exhibition will be Hoda Afshar: Speak the Wind.

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]

  • Support us
  • The Director's Circle
  • Photography 500
  • MGA X Artist auction
  • MGA Foundation
  • Friends of MGA Inc
  • Supporters
  • Become a volunteer
The Australian home of photography