Friday, August 5, 2011

2011 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize - Finalists announced - Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria - Exhibition 16 Sep ~ 16 Oct

Thirty seven images by some of Australia’s best photographers are in the running for the $25 000 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. The finalist’s works were selected from approximately 2 000 photographs submitted by 432 entrants. One of these finalists will win the $25 000 first prize. Three finalists will be awarded an Adobe Honourable Mention prize.


Warwick Baker
Kate Bernauer
Magdalena Bors
Chris Budgeon
Elaine Campaner
Michael Corridore
Jagath Dheerasekara
Jackson Eaton
Cherine Fahd
Sean Fennessy
Anne Ferran
Phillip George
Dean Golja
Natalie Grono
David Manley
Olivia Martin-McGuire
Prudence Murphy
Harry Nankin
Catherine Nelson
Matthew Newton
Selina Ou
Max Pam
Polixeni Papapetrou
Geoff Parr
Sonia Payes
Drew Pettifer
Helen Pynor
Jacky Redgate
Simone Rosenbauer
Julie Rrap
Martin Smith
Simon Terrill
Claudia Terstappen
Glenn Walls
Rudi Williams
Alex Wisser
Yiwen Yao

The 2011 Bowness Photography Prize judging panel is:
ROBYN STACEY, photographer,
GEOFFREY SMITH, Chairman of Sotheby's Australia and Trustee of the MGA Foundation and SHAUNE LAKIN, MGA Gallery Director.

ARTIST'S PARTY: Saturday 15 October
EXHIBITION CLOSES: Sunday 16 October

Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the annual non-acquisitive William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is an initiative of the MGA Foundation. Among Australia’s most important art prizes, the Bowness Photography Prize is the country’s most coveted photography prize.

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Text courtesy of Monash Gallery of Art


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