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  • 2018 Bowness Prize Hoda Afshar
  • 2018 Bowness Prize Shelley Horan
  • 2018 Bowness Prize Darren Sylvester
  • 2018 Bowness Prize Cyrus Tang
  • Allusion and Illusion: the fantastical world of Valerie Sparks

Bowness Photography Prize

MGA Foundation is thrilled to announce that Melbourne-based, Iranian-born artist Hoda Afshar is the winner of the $30,000 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize for her photograph ‘Portrait of Behrouz Boochani, Manus Island’ (2018). Shelley Horan, Darren Sylvester and Cyrus Tang are the 2018 recipients of the Colour Factory Honourable Mentions.

The prize creates a snapshot of contemporary photographic practice in Australia and continues to showcase excellence in photography, this year’s selection is no exception! Learn more

Allusion & Illusion: the fantastical world of Valerie Sparks

This exhibition is the first in a series presented by MGA that profiles and explores the work of William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize alumni. Valerie Sparks won the Bowness Photography Prize in 2016 for her work ‘Prospero's Island – North East’ from the series Prospero's Island (2016). This exhibition draws together key works, charting Sparks's significant practice and hinting at the exciting, immersive and innovative installations that will come next. Learn more

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