North East 2016

Entries Open for 2017 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

25 May

One of Australia’s richest photography prizes just got richer. The winner of the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize will now take home $30,000 in prize money – $5,000 more than previous years. For the first time in the history of the prize, Monash Gallery of Art will acquire the winning entry. Established by MGA […]


Town Hall Gallery commissions five artists to create new works inspired by its Collection

26 April

Town Hall Gallery is pleased to announce the five artists commissioned to create new works for its Another Look exhibition, which will take over the gallery from 28 October to 20 December this year. Vivian Cooper Smith, Dana Harris, Siri Hayes, Tai Snaith and Kylie Stillman have been selected from over forty applicants to produce […]

Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker

10 April

Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker is a large-scale exhibition of new works commissioned from 15 artists responding to Australian photographer Max Dupain’s iconic ‘Sunbaker’ image. Artists include Peta Clancy, Christopher Day, Destiny Deacon, Michaela Gleave, Nasim Nasr, Sara Oscar, Julie Rrap, Khaled Sabsabi, Yhonnie Scarce, Christian Thompson, Angela Tiatia. Kawita Vatanajyankur, Daniel Von […]

Ballarat International Foto Biennale announces $15,000 Martin Kantor Portrait Prize

28 February

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale website is now live, and BIFB is thrilled to announce three new prizes for budding and professional photographers to submit to in the lead-up to the bi-annual month of photography from 19 August – 17 September 2017. The biennale is also accepting entries from today for the ever-important Fringe Program. […]

Life aquatic: Narelle Autio | Ruth Maddison | Catherine Nelson

5 December

Life aquatic Narelle Autio | Ruth Maddison | Catherine Nelson 10 December 2016 – 26 February 2017 The Monash Gallery of Art will host the work of three contemporary photographers, Narelle Autio, Ruth Maddison and Catherine Nelson, in an exhibition titled Life aquatic, which will run from 10 December 2016 – 26 February 2017. Scientists […]

The photographic life of Olive Cotton and Max Dupain comes to the Ian Potter Museum of Art

20 May

The Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne will be the first Victorian gallery to host Max and Olive: The photographic life of Olive Cotton and Max Dupain. The touring exhibition, from the National Gallery of Australia, brings together a substantial group of works by these famed Australian photographers for the first […]

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Announces New Festival Director

16 May

The Board of Ballarat International Foto Biennale is proud to announce the appointment of Fiona Sweet as its new Festival Director. Sweet is a lifelong advocate for the arts and former head of Sweet Creative, a Melbourne-based design agency that has worked with many of Victoria’s leading arts organisations. Sweet has also served on the […]

Susan Norrie unveils aftermath (2016) as part of Field Work 2006-2016

21 March

Susan Norrie, one of the Australia’s most highly regarded multidisciplinary artists will premier an ambitious new moving image work, aftermath (2016), as part of her exhibition Field Work 2006-2016. Norrie’s new work will open at the Ian Potter Museum of Art on Tuesday 15 March.   For the creation of this new work Norrie returned […]

Fred Williams OBE and John Nixon in Reducing Landscapes at Town Hall Gallery

11 January

16 January – 6 March 2016 Town Hall Gallery presents Reducing Landscapes: Fred Williams and John Nixon. This touring exhibition by the Cbus Collection of Australian Art and Latrobe Regional Gallery unites these two major Australian artists in an exhibition that becomes more than the sum of its parts. The paintings of Fred Williams and […]

ART-Town Raises the Stakes for Artists in 2016

1 December

Celebrated Melbourne art event ART-Town is back again in 2016 with an incredible opportunity for artists from across Australia to participate in this unique live-art making experience. Now in its seventh year, ART-Town 2016 has raised the stakes for artists in the Visual Art Award, with the first prize increased to $5,000, and a total prize pool […]