Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) is a vibrant contemporary art museum in regional New South Wales. After undergoing a major redevelopment in 2015, the museum reopened with an emboldened vision to create a cultural destination in the heart of the Murray, on Wiradjuri Country.
Underlying this vision is a belief that art and artists have the power to inspire, challenge and strengthen the community. MAMA is contemporary and experimental, an attitude that developed long before the redevelopment, both out of a desire to explore new ideas and a need to be resourceful. The resulting program is a mix of self-curated exhibitions alongside touring exhibitions from state and national museums and galleries.
Importantly, the museum maintains a permanent space for regional programming. The permanent collection has a strong focus on photography, developed through acquisitions from the biennial National Photography Prize.
The collection includes more than 2,400 works by a number of significant Australian artists.
The MAMA Members program creates opportunities deeply engage with art, and artists, learn more about art history, and support the cultural enrichment of the MAMA community. Members enjoy discounts and benefits at MAMA Store, Canvas Eatery, and many other membership partners and reciprocal galleries. Join online or at the museum.
Founded in 1983, the National Photography Prize is one of the country’s longest-running celebrations of photography. The acquisitive, biennial award celebrates all explorations of the medium, from traditional forms of light-based, chemical production through to hybrid and expanded fields of photography and image- making. Proudly supported by the MAMA Art Foundation, the National Photography Prize will next be held in 2022.