TOPshots 2021–22 (group exhibition)

TOPshots is an annual celebration of emerging photomedia artists at MGA. Established more than a decade ago, this award and exhibition continues to showcase exceptional photographic work produced by students who have completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) subjects of Art, Media and Studio Arts, as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts.

© Lucy Crowe. Pink scales, 2021, from the series, Fragile armour. Collection of the artist. Courtesy of the artist and Sacre Coeur.
© Lucy Crowe. Pink scales, 2021, from the series, Fragile armour.
Collection of the artist. Courtesy of the artist and Sacre Coeur.

The artworks displayed in this exhibition have been selected from a large pool of entries, and represent a small sample of the creative talent that emerged out of Melbourne’s high schools in 2021. MGA is proud to have the opportunity to foreground and acknowledge the excellence of young photomedia artists in our community while providing a vital platform for these artists to share and exhibit their work.
The winner of TOPshots 2021–22 will receive the inaugural Rosie Hughes Memorial Prize, sponsored by The Waverley Camera Club in memory of their late member Rosie Hughes.

Curator: Stella Loftus-Hills

Artists: Ella Chawkley | Emerald Secondary College, Mikayla Crossett | Glen Waverley Secondary College, Lucy Crowe | Sacre Coeur, Sebastian Crupi | Kew High School, Gabrielle Edwards | Vermont Secondary College, Stella Hammet | Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Isabella Hughes | Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak, Madison Jeffares | Caulfield Grammar School, Chloe Lochhead | Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak, Tom Machin | Carey Baptist Grammar School, Jemima Mantello | Toorak College, Olivia McQuitty | Avila College, Rochelle Paris | Beaconhills College, Jodhi Ramsden-Mavric | Albert Park College, Lucy Vickers-Willis | Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak

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April

Images from the 57th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year, run by the Natural History Museum in London, are now on display in an exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney.

May

The Monash Gallery of Art's exhibition, 'Being a voice', celebrates LGBTQIA+ young people aged between 15 and 25 who live, study, play, or work in the City of Monash.

July

'Return to nature' includes key works from MGA’s significant collection of Australian photographs, featuring the work of over 40 photographers.