Tom Goldner (b.1984) is an Australian artist, curator and teacher of photography residing on Wurundjeri country in Sherbrooke, Victoria.
His career spans art, commercial projects, education, gallery management and community engagement initiatives.
Goldner’s creative practice is positioned within the expanded documentary genre of photography. Rather than considering photography as a ‘record of truth’, his projects utilise an experimental, collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to storytelling. Throughout his projects, animals and other-than-human life act as entry points into the complex and layered ways in which we relate to, and attempt to control the environment. His projects have been exhibited regularly in Australia, published internationally and held in a number of private and public collections.
In 2014 Goldner founded The Fox Darkroom & Gallery (c.2020). During its operation, Fox was an important outpost for the public to engage in the photographic art through exhibitions, talks and workshops. Through Fox Gallery, Goldner curated numerous exhibitions, book launches and specialty workshops with highly regarded Australian and international photographic artists.
Together with creative collaborators Harriet Tarbuck and Angus Scott, Goldner currently holds the position of Co-Creative Director at Photo Collective – an organisation dedicated to finding meaning and sharing knowledge through photography. Photo Collective produces a biannual magazine, facilitates major award programs including the Australian Photography Awards and produces photobook publications.
In 2021, Goldner received a Master of Arts Photography from Photography Studies College, Melbourne where he currently lectures. Goldner also lectures at the Australian College of the Arts (Collarts) where he also sits on the Course Advisory Committee for the Faculty of Photography.