Solo exhibitions

2013    Our Mums and Us and These Women have Just Run 26 Miles Monash Gallery of Art
2012    Eros,Philos and Agape,Melbourne Cricket Ground
             Basil Sellers Creative Arts Fellow at the National Sports Museum
2010-13 More seeing is NOT Understanding
               Monash Gallery of Art,Brisbane Powerhouse, Portland, Redlands Qld ,Albury
2009   Seeing Is Not Understanding,Horsham Regional Gallery
2006   Trading Places, Heritage Hill Museum, Dandenong and Immigration Museum, Melbourne
2005    Risk, Monash Gallery of Art          
              Sensation, Chrysalis Gallery, East Melbourne
2003    They're downstairs, North Melbourne Arts House
2001    Todah, Jewish Museum, St Kilda, Melbourne
1999    St Vincent’s at Home, Aikenhead Gallery, Melbourne
              Ponch Hawkes - A Survey, Glen Eira City Gallery then touring 6 venues
1998     Relatively Speaking- The Family in Words and Pictures, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney,
              and Centre for Contemporary Photography ,Melbourne
1997     Photoworks, Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne
              Circus Oz, Performing Arts Museum Collection, Westpac Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne
1994     Kensington Oral History Project, Kensington Library, Melbourne
1990     Best Mates, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1989     Generations, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1981      Circus Oz in Performance, La Trobe University Gallery and Watters Gallery, Sydney
1976      Our Mums and Us, Brummels Gallery, Melbourne

Selected group and invitation exhibitions

2014   Bohemian Melbourne, State Library of Victoria
2014    Photography meets Feminisam, Australian women Photographers 1970's-80's, Monash Gallery of Art
2014    FLASH! Gallery,Arts Centre,Melbourne
2014    CLIP finalist Photographic Awards ,Perth CCP
2014    KHEM Strange Neighbour, Melbourne
2014   Out Of The Closet, Into The Streets: Edmund Pearce Gallery Melbourne
2013   Melbourne Now, NGV Australia
2013   Onside, Casula Powerhouse, Liverpool
2013   Mapping Wonthaggi ,Wonthaggi
2013   Take A Bow ,Ballarat Mechanics  Institute                             
2011   Mining The Collection, Albury City Gallery
2011   Brummels, Monash Gallery of Art
2011   Mapping Ballarat 2 ,Ballarat Foto Biennal
2010   Basil Sellers Art prize,(finalist) Ian Potter Museum of Art
2010   Timelines,  National Gallery of Victoria
2009  Mapping Ballarat , Ballarat International Foto Biennal
2007   Beyond Reasonable Drought, Old  Parliament House, Canberra and touring
2006   Raised by Wolves, Art Gallery of Western Australia
2006   Julie Millowick Aquisitive Prize, Castlemaine Festival (winner)
2006   Murray Cod: The Biggest Fish in the River, Swan Hill Gallery and 5 other venues
2006   Blake prize for Religious Art (finalist)
2006   Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photographic Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery (finalist)
2006  Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbar (finalist)
2006  Making Hay at Shear Outback Center, Hay, NSW, and Span Galleries, Melbourne
2004   The Interior World: photographs and photographers from Glen Eira City Council's Collection, Glen Eira City      Gallery, 
2002   Documenting Australians, A pictorial history of Australian photography, Monash Gallery of Art
2002  Images of Australian Men, Photographs from the Monash Gallery of Art collection, travelling exhibition
2002   Exhibit X - Lab X Gallery, St Kilda
2002   So You Wanna Be a Rock Star, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
2001    Ordinary Woman, Extraordinary Lives, Melbourne Museum, touring 10 venues
2000    Woman Photographers, Monash City Gallery
1999    Feminist Art, RMIT First Site Gallery Melbourne 1998 - 2001
1997    Three Melbourne Photographers, Ballarat Festival, Ballarat
1996    The Power to Move, Aspects of Australian Photography, Queensland Art Gallery,
1995     Six Photographers, Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney
1994     On the Edge, Australian Photographers of the Seventies, from the collection of the National Library Australia, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego
               All in the family - Selected Australian Portraiture, National Gallery of Australia,Canberra
1992     Domain of the Other, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1990     Defective Models – Australian Portraiture 19th and 20th Centuries, from regional, university and private collections, Monash University Gallery
1989     Portrait Photography, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1988     The Thousand Mile Stare, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne,   touring
              Art and Working Life, Roar Studios, Melbourne
              Shades of Light - Photography and Australia 1839 to 1988, Australian National Gallery
1986     Living in the Seventies, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1984     Australian Photographers, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1983     Photographic Work, Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville
              The Critical Distance, Artspace, Sydney
1982     Melbourne Theatre Photographers, Ministry for the Arts, Melbourne
              Eight Woman Photographers, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne and Developed Image, Adelaide
1981     Woman's Work, La Trobe University Gallery, Melbourne
1980     Self Portrait/Self Image, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne and touring
1978     100 Artists, Panel Beaters Gallery, Melbourne
1977      New Conceptualists, Tokyo
               Sister’s Delight, Media Resource Centre Gallery, Adelaide
1976      Woman Photographers, Pram Factory, Melbourne


2009      Beyond Reasonable Drought – The Map group of photographers, Five Mile Press
2006      Trading Places, text by David Crofts, photos by Ponch Hawkes, City of Greater Dandenong
2002      Art of Reconciliation, edited by Ponch Hawkes, City of Melbourne
1998       Australian Water Polo, A Celebration, by Shane Maloney and Ponch Hawkes, Australian Water Polo Inc.
                Women of Substance, Sue Jackson and Gael Wallace with photographs by Ponch    Hawkes, Allen and Unwin
1994       Unfolding - The Story of Australian and New Zealand Memorial Quilt,
                by Ponch Hawkes with text by Ainsley Yardley and Kim Langley, McPhee Gribble
1990      Best Mates, A Study of Male Friendship, by Ponch Hawkes, McPhee Gribble and Penguin Books
1987      Generations: Grandmothers, Mothers and Daughters, by Diane Bell with Ponch Hawkes,
               McPhee Gribble & Penguin Books, Melbourne
1976      Pay to Play, by Wendy Milson, Helen Thomas and Ponch Hawkes, Penguin

Selected Bibliography

2013      The Lip Anthology: an Australian feminist arts journal 1976-1984 ed by Vivien Ziheri Kunstverein PL and Palgrave MacMillan
2010      Anne Marsh LOOK :Contemporary Photography aince 1980. Macmillan
2006      Alan McCulloch, Susan McCulloch and Emily McCulloch Childs, The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Aus Art Editions
1997      Christopher Allen, Art in Australia, Thames and Hudson
1995      Anne Kirker and Clare Willliamson, The Power to Move: Aspects of Australian Photography, Queensland Art Gallery
1990      Janine Burke, Field of Vision – A Decade of Change: Woman's Art in the 70s, Viking
               Isobel Combie and Sandra Bryon, Twenty Contemporary Australian Photographers,
               from Hallmark Cards Australian Photographic Collection, NGV and ANGSW
1986      Virginia Coventry, The Critical Distance - Work with Photography, Hale and Iremonger


Albury Regional Art Gallery
City of Melbourne
Horsham Regional Art Gallery
Jewish Museum of Australia
Monash Gallery of Art
Australian National Gallery
National Gallery of Victoria
Queensland Art Gallery
State Library of Victoria
Private collections