• 2019 Bowness Prize Katrin Koenning 1
  • 2019 Bowness Prize Katrin Koenning 2
  • 2019 Bowness Prize Katrin Koenning 3
  • Atahi, Zia
  • Borland, Polly
  • Tiatia, Angela
  • King-Smith - Baby
  • King-Smith - Couple
  • King-Smith - Studio

William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

Katrin Koenning has won the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize with her work ‘Three’ from the series Lake Mountain (2018). The judging panel – MGA Director, Anouska Phizacklea, Director of Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Chris Saines and acclaimed artist, Dr Christian Thompson AO – were unanimous in their decision to award Koenning the $30,000 acquisitive prize for her subtle and quiet image of the bushfire-ravaged landscape of Lake Mountain a decade after Black Saturday in 2009. Learn more

Dreaming Mum again
Leah King-Smith

In 2018 to accompany the Bowness Photography Prize exhibition, MGA launched an annual exhibition series to showcase and explore the practice of a past winner or finalist. This initiative provides MGA with the opportunity to support, profile and champion past Bowness Photography Prize finalists and invites audiences to delve into their practice in more detail. Learn more


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