Tom Goldner

Tom Goldner is an Australian artist, curator and teacher of photography residing on Wurundjeri country in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. His career spans art, commercial projects, education, fundraising, gallery curation and community engagement initiatives.

Goldner’s creative practice is positioned within the expanded documentary genre of photography. His projects utilise a multifaceted, collaborative and experimental approach to storytelling. Negotiating the intersections between social and environmental constructs, places become symbols which act as a long-lasting reflection of human behaviour. Goldner recently completed an MA of Arts Photography at Photography Studies College, Melbourne.

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.

In 2016, together with his business partner Harriet Tarbuck, Goldner co-founded the Australian Photography Awards (APA).

In 2021, Goldner and Tarbuck and merging Fox and APA to form Photo Collective. This new organisation works across award recognition, publication, education and serve as a resource for inspiration and opportunities for Australian photographers.