Wednesday, January 25, 2012


This week we're installing OCULI: TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITO - and will be open to the public on Friday 26 Jan.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Michael Coyne, Adjunct Professor of Photography, RMIT University and eminent Australian photojournalist, 3pm Saturday 4 February 2012.

Ten years ago, a group of Australian photographers began Oculi. Committed by a collective vision to represent contemporary Australia and its regions, each member of the group embraces a range of distinctive styles and perspectives that include a strong documentary focus.

The exhibition comprises approximately 80 photographic images of Australia as we understand and experience it today.

Oculi photographers include: Donna Bailey, James Brickwood, Tamara Dean, Jesse Marlow, Nick Moir, Jeremy Piper, Andrew Quilty, Dean Sewell, Steven Siewert, Tamara Voninski. OCULI: TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITO is a Manly Art Gallery & Museum Touring Exhibition curated by Sandy Edwards.

George Parkin

We are incredibly sad to hear of the passing of great Australian artist George Parkin who with his partner Rose Farrell maintained a wonderful photographic practice over the last two and a bit decades. Our thoughts are with Rose and George's family and friends.

Rose FARRELL and George PARKIN
Traces of the flood: lower leg traction 2004
chromogenic print
ed 1/10
90 x 156 cm
Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

2012 Muswellbrook Photography Award

The Muswellbrook Photography Award has been going for 23 years and has been judged by the leading figures in Australian photography including Helen Ennis, Gerrit Fokkema, David Moore, Steven Lojewski and Robert McFarlane. This year it is Martyn Jolly's turn. Entries close 3 February. $10K first prize

Friday, January 20, 2012

New and relaxed

Check out MGA's refurbished cafe with our new community table, daily papers, art magazines, FREE Wifi and of course great coffee!

We've also tweeked our menu, keeping your favorites and offering the seasonal best from our suppliers including: toasted pides, sandwiches and croissants, sandwiches, bowl salads, grazing plates & Victorian cheeses.