Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Li Gang's artist talk today

Exhibiting artist Li Gang and exhibition curator Tony Trembath both joined us this morning to discuss their exhibition Li Gang: in the grey scale (on display until 28 November 2010).

We recorded the talk and hope to have it up on our website later today for those of you who couldn't make it along.

- Stephanie

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lee Grant wins the 2010 Bowness Photography Prize

Canberra photographer Lee Grant has won this year's prestigious $25 000 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize at Monash Gallery of Art in Melbourne.

Lee Grant's family portrait Mary with her daughters Aja and Adau, and her granddaughter Nankir is a formal portrait of a Sudanese migrant family set in their home in Canberra.

Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the annual non-acquisitive William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is an initative of the MGA Foundation. It has quickly become Australia's most important photogaphy prize.

Works by Philip Quirk, Clare Rae and Darren Sylvester received Adobe Honourable Mentions

34 artists have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2010 prize. All 34 works are on display in the exhibition (see them online here).

Get involved by voting in the People's Choice award, with $1000 going to the winning artist and four Crumpler Camera bags up for grabs for the voter.

For more information on this year's prize as well as it's history check out MGA's website

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2010 Bowness Photography Prize judging in progress...

The 2010 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is being judged today. Curator Gael Newton, photographer Max Pam and MGA Director Shaune Lakin have been deliberating over the winner of $25 000 for the last 5 hours!

Announcement of the winner and three Adobe Honourable Mentions will take place at MGA tomorrow night at 7.30pm. Also voting will open tomorrow for the Crumpler People's Choice Award. Voters go into the draw to win three Crumpler Camera Bags and the winning artist walks away with $1 000 thanks to the MGA Foundation.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

CCP Lecture Series, Wed 15 September 2010

Dr Penny Edmonds, historian at The University of Melbourne and Dr Jane Lyndon, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University will be discussing issues of Indigenous sovereignty and rights through colonial photography and performances in a free lecture at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street Fitzroy, tomorrow night, Wednesday 15 September 6.15pm.

For more information contact CCP on 9417 1549 or

Amanda Thornton