The MGA Foundation is pleased to announce Sotheby’s Australia as the new sponsor of the People’s Choice Award. Sotheby’s Australia is generously supporting the Bowness Prize and sponsoring the 2018 People’s Choice Award. Sotheby's Australia is the premier auctioneer of art, decorative arts and jewels within Australia and extols creativity and scholarship. Gallery visitors will be encouraged to cast a vote during the exhibition and the winner will be awarded $2,500 which will provide significant encouragement and support to the selected artist. All voters of the Sotheby’s Australia People’s Choice Award will go into a draw to win a prize pack.
Colour Factory are again generously donating three printing vouchers to the value of $500 to each recipient of the Colour Factory Honourable Mention. Based in Melbourne, Colour Factory offer premium photo, fine art and digital printing services and museum grade solutions for mounting & framing your print.
We would also like to acknowledge the continued support of Chain of Ponds, Gomersal Wines and Bright Brewery - so whether you're a beer lover or wine connoisseur we will have you covered at the opening event on Thursday 11 October!
Chain of Ponds Wines is a boutique winery established in 1985 in the Adelaide Hills Wine Region. It has earned its status as a 5 star winery in James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2017.
Gomersal Wines is a boutique winery, nestled in the heart of the iconic Barossa Valley, renowned throughout the world for its rich, full-bodied Shiraz. Gomersal Wines embraces the district’s time-honoured and traditional approach to winemaking.
Bright Brewery was born in 2005 from a passion for well-made beer, a love for the town of Bright and its pristine alpine environment, and the adventurous outdoors lifestyle that the High Country provides. Located on Great Alpine Road in the heart of Bright, Bright Brewery uses fresh mountain water, quality ingredients and craft brewing techniques to brew their Mountain Crafted beers.
Also new to the fold is our design partner. Design By Pidgeon is an award winning Melbourne based graphic design company run by David Pidgeon and Alex Ward. Design expertise across the arts and commercial sectors in branding publications, signage, type design and packaging. You can see their smashing design on all Bowness Photography Prize advertising, collateral and exhibition catalogue.
Thames & Hudson are continuing their support of the Bowness Photography Prize by generously supplying voters with the chance to win a selection of three prize packs of Thames & Hudson publications.