Ponch Hawkes (AU)


Born 1946, Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia

Ponch Hawkes (Naarm, Melbourne) has an extensive photographic practice covering a wide variety of works that engage in critical debate and comment on Australian society and cultural life with a feminist perspective.
Her work is included in numerous major Australian exhibitions such as Know My Name (2021-23). Her work is held in major public museum collections including the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. Her current exhibition, 500 Strong, which has been touring for two years examines the body and how we view older women. It consists of 464 portraits of women over 50 naked.

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March