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MAGNA & MAPDA 2022 shortlists announced

MAGNA 2022 Shortlist, Australian Museums and Galleries Association, 22 May 2022

Congratulations to everyone on the 2022 MAGNA shortlist. Thank you for entering and sharing your creative and innovative projects with the rest of the sector. The resilience and adaptability shown by everyone, especially in such uncertain times, is truly inspiring.

The finalists are selected from this shortlist. Finalists will be contacted separately shortly with an invitation to the National Awards Ceremony on June 17, in Perth.

For the MAPDA Shortlist go here

AMaGA would like to thank our wonderful team of volunteer judges who offered their time and expertise for this year’s awards.

Indigenous Project 

REFLECT – the light and shade of a long story

Newcastle Art Gallery
WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait 

Learning or Interpretation Initiative

Artisans of Australia
Supporting the Artisans of Australia – Exhibition and Creative Space

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
A Conspicuous Object : The Maitland Hospital

WA Museum
Community and Enterprise Programs at WA Museum Boola Bardip

WA Museum
Learning Programs at WA Museum Boola Bardip

Newcastle Art Gallery
WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait

Australian National Maritime Museum
Wreck Seeker


The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
The Invisible Revealed

John Curtin Gallery
Sense and Sensitivity: Neurodiversity and Creativity

Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fitout

Kurru Kari (Turning Circle)

HOTA Home of the Arts
HOTA Collects

Rocks Discovery Museum  
Rocks Discovery Museum Refresh

Australian Age of Dinosaurs
The “March of the Titanosaurs” exhibition: Relocating, preserving and exhibiting the Snake Creek tracksite

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Colin Jack-Hinton Maritime Gallery Redevelopment

Dubbo Regional Council – Wellington Caves
Ancient Landscapes Gallery

Temporary or Travelling Exhibition

Logan Art Gallery, Logan City Council
My story: the unbroken spirit of the Kalkadoons

Newcastle Museum
The Castanet Club – an exhibition you can dance to!

Bendigo Art Gallery
SOUL fury

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Shadow Boxer

Institute of Modern Art
Khadim Ali: Invisible Border

Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History
Djeembana Whakaora: First Nations medicine, health and healing

HOTA Home of the Arts
Art Mixtape: Yours for Summer

Newcastle Art Gallery
WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait

Sydney University Museums
Light & Darkness

Western Australian Museum
Walking with Colour

Australian Museum


WA Museum
Brickwrecks: Sunken Ships in LEGO® Bricks


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