Bowness Photography Prize 2021 - entries close 30 June
The call for entries for the annual William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize closes 30 June. The Prize offers the winning work an award of $30,000 as well as inclusion into the Monash Gallery of Art’s nationally significant collection of Australian photographs. The Smith & Singer People’s Choice Award will be voted by the public with the recipient receiving $5,000. The annual survey of contemporary photographic practice in Australia is considered one of the most prestigious prizes in the country
“The last year has been one of turmoil, as the global pandemic began to transform all our lives. This rapid change marks a paradigm shift in the way artists live and work,” Anouska Phizacklea, MGA Gallery Director said. “The Bowness Photography Prize is an anchor to our annual programming, and this year’s prize will speak to a pivotal moment in all of our lives. How artists have chosen to respond to this shift is something that we are eagerly anticipating – as artists add their voices to our cultural record.”
“We are excited to start another season of entries for the Bowness Photography Prize. With a focus on excellence, this prize continues to highlight Australian contemporary photography,” Kallie Blauhorn, MGA Foundation Chair said. “Each year we are amazed by the calibre of creativity from both emerging and established artists and cannot wait to see what this year's prize brings. We look forward to receiving entries from photographers across the country whom, if selected, will be a part of the 2021 Bowness Photography Prize exhibition later in the year and be eligible to win our $30,000 award.”
The MGA Foundation has announced the judging panel will be comprised of MGA Director Anouska Phizacklea, award-winning artist Del Kathryn Barton, and Karen Quinlan AM, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Australia.
Wednesday 12 May – 30 June 2021
Thursday 29 July 2021
Thursday 9 September – Sunday 7 November 2021
Thursday 16 September 2021
Follow this link for entry requirements and FAQ.
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