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Bowness Photography Prize 2015

Bowness Photography Prize 2015

Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the annual non-acquisitive William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is now in its 10th year, and has become Australia’s most coveted photography prize. It is also one of the country’s most open prizes for photography. All film-based and digital work from amateurs and professionals is accepted and there are no thematic restrictions. Guest Judges for 2015 were artist Bill Henson and Bendigo Art Gallery Director Karen Quinlan.

 

Rodney STEWART, ‘New fun, old fun’ 2014, from the series ‘Urban emotion’, pigment ink-jet print, 130.0 x 89.0 cm.


 

Anne ALGAR, ‘Eruption’ 2015, from the series ‘Night sky’, pigment ink-jet print, 60.0 x 90.0 cm.

 

Jon LEWIS, ‘Untitled’ 2015, from the series ‘Sydney town street portraits’, pigment ink-jet print, 80.0 x 100.0 cm.

 

Clare BEDFORD, ‘Flower stalk’ 2014, from the series ‘In a bottle’, pigment ink-jet print, 84.1 x 118.9 cm.

 

Peta CLANCY, ‘She carries it all like a map on her skin’ (detail) 2014–15, from the series ‘Punctures’, chromgenic prints, 55.0 x 80.0 cm (each).

 

Rebekah STUART, ‘Dreaming in reverse 2’ 2014, from the series ‘Pictures of elision’, pigment ink-jet print, 102.0 x 140.0 cm.

 

WINNER: Joseph McGLENNON, ‘Florilegium #1’ 2014, from the series ‘Florilegium’ pigment ink-jet print, 127.0 x 100.0 cm.

 

Daniel SHIPP, ‘Defunct industrial site’ 2014, from the series ‘Botanical inquiry’, pigment ink-jet print, 68.5 x 86.5 cm.

 

Molly HARRIS, ‘Sandra and Hercules’ 2014, from the series ‘Being Sandra’, pigment ink-jet print, 84.0 x 59.0 cm. Courtesy of the artist. William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2015, Monash Gallery of Art (MGA), 860 Ferntree Gully Road Wheelers Hill (VIC), 1 October – 22 November 2015

 
All images courtesy of the artist: William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2015, Monash Gallery of Art (MGA), 860 Ferntree Gully Road Wheelers Hill (VIC), 1 October – 22 November 2015 – mga.org.au