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A view of inside the Monash Gallery of Art LEGACY exhibition 2018

Monash Gallery of Art – Legacy: on now!

Explore the MGA exhibition LEGACY. Your collection. Our story.

Bright Brewery is a proud partner of the Monash Gallery of Art

Living in Bright, surrounded by the spectacular Victorian High Country, we love to capture photos of our picturesque home town and alpine environment. Our love of photography extends to the people, places and moments captured by Australia’s greatest photographers.  And so we encourage you to experience the best collection of Australian photographs today!

For 30 years the Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) benefactors have been instrumental in the development of the only public collection solely dedicated to Australian photography; and it started with a tapestry donated by Harry Seidler.

Since its inception, MGA has forged its own trailblazing path, never wavering from its commitment to champion Australian photography and its artists.

​MGA has long been praised for being progressive and innovative, especially when in the 1980s it took the bold, unfashionable and revolutionary step to focus on Australian photography.

In doing so, MGA became the only public collection solely dedicated to Australian photography and soon came to hold one of the nation’s most significant collections.

Now numbering over 3100 Australian photographs, MGA’s collection illustrates the story of photography in Australia and its development is in no small part due to the generosity of donors.

​Collectors, donors, supporters and artists have been critical to the collection’s development with over half the collection built through donations.

LEGACY. Your collection. Our story. celebrates the impact benefactors have had on the development of one of the nation’s most unique and important collections; a collection solely dedicated to Australian photography and its artists. LEGACY teases out the fascinating and compelling stories behind the works that chart the history of MGA; from a Joseph Albers tapestry donated by Harry Seidler, the architect of MGA’s building, through to some of the most recent donations to the collection by some of Australia’s most significant photographers.

Visit MGA and experience this incredible collection.

LEGACY runs from 15 June 2018 to 19 September 2018.

Entry to MGA is FREE!

Monash Gallery of Art

Address: 860 Ferntree Gully Road WHEELERS HILL  VIC  3150
Phone: (03) 8544 0500
Web: www.mga.org.au
Email: mga@monash.vic.gov.au

Gallery Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12 noon – 5.00 pm
Mondays & Public Holidays: CLOSED