Curated Guides

Environmental Futures

As the Anthropocene and climate catastrophe reshape our planet, and the human-made increasingly outweighs the natural, what solutions can be offered?


The Museum of Australian Photography is dedicating its galleries and grounds – plus an additional site in the CBD – to environmental stories, including a new series by Edward Burtynsky documenting Australian resource mining landscapes. Elsewhere, Rosemary Laing, Julie Millowick, Jill Orr, Ruth Höflich and Amos Gebhardt bring new perspectives on how humans impact, and are impacted by, nature.


In With Water, three First Nations women from Australia, Bolivia and Ecuador explore our relationship with the most precious resource on Earth. Noémie Goudal illustrates our burning world in a mesmerising film, and the exhibition Edge of Elsewhere meditates on how societal and environmental ideologies will impact us now and in the future.


Najjar eruption (2)

Image: Michael Najjar, eruption (detail), 2022. Courtesy the artist.

Curated Guides

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