MURRAY ART MUSEUM ALBURY (MAMA) is a vibrant contemporary art museum in regional New South Wales. Having undergone a major redevelopment in 2015, the museum has reopened with an emboldened vision for creating 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. It includes more than 2,000 works by a number of significant Australian artists.
Founded in 1983, the MAMA Art Foundation 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.
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