Tom Goldner is an artist, curator and teacher of photography residing on Wurundjeri country in Sherbrooke Forest, Victoria, Australia. His diverse career spans art, commercial projects, education, fundraising, gallery curation and community engagement
Goldner’s creative practice is positioned within the expanded documentary genre of photography. His projects utilise a multifaceted approach in storytelling through multimedia and collaboration which negotiate both social and environmental issues through long-formed narrative. Places become symbols which act as a long-lasting reflections of human behaviour. Goldner recently completed his MA of Arts Photography at Photography Studies College, Melbourne.
In 2014 Goldner founded The Fox Darkroom & Gallery (Fox). Since opening its doors to the Melbourne public in the inner West suburb of Kensington, Fox has grown to become an important outpost for the public to engage in the photographic art through exhibitions, talks and workshops. Through Fox, Goldner has curated many exhibitions alongside book launches and specialty workshops with highly regarded Australian and international visual artists.
In 2016, together with his business partner Harriet Tarbuck, Tom co-founded the Australian Photography Awards (APA). Each year APA searches for Australia’s most original, thought-provoking photography. In 2019 APA launched its Stories initiative which promotes and amplifies Australian long-formed photographic narrative through competition and publication. APA has grown to become one of the largest and most celebrated photographic organisations in Australia, continually pushing the boundary of originality and inclusiveness.