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MAGNA 2022 Shortlist

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

Creative Spaces and Wireless Hill Museum
Numbers Please - Temporary 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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