Leica Camera has recently opened their second Australian Store & Gallery. Located in the centre of Melbourne’s CBD, in the heart of the Collins Street, in a sophisticated precinct which hosts a series of international designer labels, it’s the 20th Leica Gallery worldwide. This follows the success of the Sydney Leica store which opened in 2016. The new Melbourne space offers almost three times the floor space of Sydney, with 220sqm.
Addressing the crowd, which literally spilled out of the space, were Dr Andreas Kaufman, Chairman of the Supervisory Board (Leica AG), and Ryan Williams, Managing Director (Leica Camera Australia Pty Ltd). The evening was MC’d the brilliant Stu Robertson.
Besides a full range of Leica gear and the opportunity to sit in the space and enjoy barista-made coffees (all staff have been trained), you’ll also find a Leica Gallery. For the opening, the first exhibition is by New York-based legendary Magnum photographer, Bruce Gilden – his first-ever exhibition in Australia. The exhibition consists of 15 street photographs captured in Melbourne in 2011 on a Leica M6. Dr Kaufmann remarked: “Bruce Gilden is a magnificent street photographer, touching the soul of his subjects in every frame, and it is a true honour having his works hung upon our new Leica Gallery walls in Melbourne".
Store location & contact information
Leica Store & Gallery Melbourne
Shops 11-13, Level 1, St Collins Lane, 260 Collins Street, Melbourne
03 9639 3402
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