Australian Cente for Photography finds a new home
One of Australia’s oldest photographic institutions, the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP), has moved to a new gallery space on Foley Street in Darlinghurst, an inner-city suburb of Sydney. The ACP will make the new space its home for the next 18 months, joining three other creative businesses in a small laneway just off Oxford Street as part of the City’s creative spaces program. The move is part of a program launched in 2012 that provides affordable leases to Sydney’s cultural community and creative business across art, design, and fashion.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said artists and creative organisations need space in the inner city. “One of the biggest challenges faced by our cultural sector is finding adequate and long-term space, including for creative retail, production, rehearsals and performance,” Moore said. “I welcome the Australian Centre for Photography to their new temporary home on Foley Street and look forward to seeing more great work from this longstanding institution.”
The ACP is the leading institute in Australia dedicated to photography, providing classes and workshops for more than 40 years. The centre is internationally recognised for its exhibitions, events, and workshops.
The first exhibition in the new space is Photostart 2018 – an annual celebration of talent by the ACP’s student community. The exhibition is curated with works produced from photography courses across the year and accompanied by talks, portfolio reviews and workshops.
The ACP’s CEO, Cherie McNair, said opening a contemporary art space in Foley Street’s vibrant hub with its unique and well-respected creative businesses is a great way to bring people and ideas together. “This is an extremely exciting time for the ACP and we’re thrilled to be part of the bustling Foley Street enclave while we position our organisation for future growth,” Ms McNair said. “Our goal is to inspire people to discover and love photography by maximising new talent, new voices, and new technologies.
For more information about the ACP, visit acp.org.au.
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