Christian Thompson and Danie Mellor: Finalists of the 2021 Bowness Photography Prize

17 Aug 2021

Congratulations to both Christian Thompson AO and Danie Mellor for being finalists for this year’s William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize.

Artwork: Christian Thompson AO, The wild places, 2020, C-type print on Fuji Pearl Metallic Paper, comprising four panels: 120 x 120 cm (each) / total framed dimensions: 250 x 250 cm

Over the last 16 years, the Bowness Photography Prize has emerged as an important annual survey of contemporary photographic practice in Australia and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country and this year is no exception. Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) invited artists to submit still photo-based media including analogue and digital photography created over the last year for consideration.

Artwork: Danie Mellor, Jindagaa [ancestor]: at the fall of night, 2021, chromogenic print, 124 cm (diameter) edition of 3 + 2AP

The winning work will be awarded $30,000 and will be acquired into MGA’s nationally significant collection of Australian photographs.

The winner of the award will be announced on Thursday, 16 September 2021.