MAMA Collection

MAMA started its visual art collection in 1974 when it took over as custodian and manager of the Albury Art Prize Collection.

Today, our collection contains over 2400 items. Photographs and works on paper are strongly represented, along with smaller collections of paintings, ceramics, bronzes, woodcarvings, sculptural pieces and Indigenous artefacts.

Our contemporary photography collection, which started in the 1960s and has grown to comprise over 600 works, is one of the most important of its type in Australia. It includes work by Tracey Moffatt, Max Dupain, Richard Woldendorp and Phillip Quirk. MAMA's National Photography Prize continues our acquisition of contemporary Australian works.
We also build our contemporary collection through the Albury Art Prize, established in 1947, which has brought MAMA over 130 works by artists including Fred Williams, Kenneth Jack, Noel Counihan, Mary Beetson and Franz Kemph.