EXHIBITIONS    William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

Monash Gallery of Art

14.10.17 to 26.11.17


 


 

 

Established by the MGA Foundation in 2006 to promote excellence in photography. The Bowness Photography Prize is open to any Australian photographer, whether amateur or professional, and all genres of photography are eligible, provided that the work has been produced in the last 12 months.

Each year a panel of three judges consider hundreds of entries and curates an exhibition of finalists before settling upon a single winner. This year’s panel consists of Australian architect, art patron and academic Corbett Lyon, artist and educator Dr Susan Fereday, and MGA Senior Curator Stephen Zagala.


While the $30 000 cash prize is highly coveted, the exhibition of finalists also highlights some of the most interesting work being created by photographers today. In this respect, the Bowness Photography Prize has become an important annual survey of contemporary photography in Australia.

 

This year the winner of the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize will take home $30,000 in prize money – $5,000 more than previous years. And, for the first time in the history of the prize, Monash Gallery of Art will acquire the winning entry.

Established by the MGA Foundation in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the prize is open to any Australian photographer – established or emerging - and all genres of photography are eligible, as long as the work has been produced in the past year.

There are no thematic restrictions.

Entries are now open: more information 

 


KEY DATES FOR 2017

Entries open
31 May 2017 – (5pm) 12 July 2017

Finalists announced
28 August 2017

Exhibition dates
14 October – 26 November 2017

Opening and announcement
Thursday 19 October 2017

 

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