VTS group work_2016

LEGACY. Your collection. Our story.

Back
Carol JERREMS
Juliet 'Girl amongst leaves'  1976
gelatin silver print 20.2 x 30.3 cm
Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection
acquired with assistance of the MGA Foundation 2012
courtesy of Ken Jerrems and the Estate of Lance Jerrems

LEGACY. Your collection. Our story.

15 Jun 2018 - 22 Jul 2018

For over 30 years MGA’s benefactors have been instrumental in the development of the only public collection solely dedicated to Australian photography, and it all 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 and support Australian photography and its artists. MGA has long been praised for being progressive and innovative, especially when in the early 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 of Australian photographs.

Now numbering over 3 100 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, 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 dedicated to Australian photography and its artists. LEGACY teases out the fascinating and compelling stories behind the works and their donors, and along the way showcases significant works that chart the history of MGA, from a Joseph Albers tapestry donated by Harry Seidler, the architect of MGA’s building, through to the most recent donated works.

Curator: Anouska Phizacklea


Image:  Carol JERREMS, Juliet 'Girl amongst leaves'   1976, gelatin silver print 20.2 x 30.3 cm. Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection, acquired with assistance of the MGA Foundation 2012, courtesy of Ken Jerrems and the Estate of Lance Jerrems.

Gallery Details

Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill VIC 3150
T: +61 3 8544 0500
E: mga@monash.vic.gov.au
W: mga.org.au

Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 10am–5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm–5pm
Entry is Free

Get Directions

Gallery Info
Public Galleries Association Victoria (PGAV) Logo
Website by: