Tom Goldner

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, fundraising, gallery management 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 which negotiate the intersections between social and environmental constructs. His projects have been exhibited regularly in Australia, published internationally and held in both 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 business partner Harriet Tarbuck, 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 operates Australian Photography Awards, Stories, and the Australian Photobook Awards. In addition to awards recognition, Photo Collective produces a biannual magazine, photobook publications, commissions articles and highlights photographers, projects and opportunities throughout Australia.

In 2021 Goldner completed an MA of Arts Photography at Photography Studies College, Melbourne where her currently lectures.

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