Murray Art Museum Albury. Image: Jeremy Weihrauch
Brook Garru Andrew, 'DIWIL', 2021, installation view. Image: Jeremy Weihrauch
Danica Chappell, 'Thickness of Time', 2018, installation view. Image: Jeremy Weihrauch
Lillian O'Neil, with visitors viewing adjacent wall, National Photography Prize 2020. Image: Supplied
Lorraine Connelly-Northey, 'On Country', 2017, installation view. Image: Jeremy Weihrauch
Tracey Moffatt, 'Something More' 1989, installation view. Image: Jeremy Weihrauch
Certain realities, featuring Isadora Vaughn, 2019. Image: Jeremy Weihrauch
Murray Art Museum Albury
About the Gallery
Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) is a vibrant contemporary art museum on the border of NSW and Victoria. After undergoing a major redevelopment in 2015, the museum 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, as well as a permanent space for collection exhibitions. MAMA has a year-round studio program with workshops and classes for all ages. The museum store celebrates independent Australian designers with a focus on makers of the Murray region. The museum is located in the heart of Albury’s CBD and cultural precinct, and is open 363 days per year. Free entry.
The city of Albury began collecting art in 1943 through the Albury Art Prize. Later, with the establishment of the biennial National Photography Prize in 1983, the collection began to develop a strong focus on photography. Today, the museum continues to build its collection through commissions, acquisitions from the National Photography Prize, significant gifts, and purchases. The collection includes more than 2,400 works by a number of significant Australian artists including Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Brook Garru Andrew, Tracey Moffatt, Olive Cotton, Russell Drysdale, Max Dupain, Michael Riley, Destiny Deacon, Rosemary Laing, and Justine Varga.