what we do
we are here for the love of film, photography & darkroom printing
Located in Melbourne, The Fox Darkroom offers a regular program of film photography and darkroom printing workshops. Learn how to capture great images without relying on a camera’s automatic settings. Develop black and white film by hand. Create your own unique darkroom prints. Frame your favourite to hang on your wall at home.
the fox darkroom
Become a member of The Fox Darkroom, for access to everything you need to develop and print stunning black and white images. Purchase film and paper at discounted rates, and network with a community of like-minded film photography enthusiasts. New members and enquiries about our facilities are always welcome.
For those seeking an adventure, The Fox Darkroom organises international workshops: instructor-led photographic tours of countries such as Cambodia, France, Italy and Switzerland. You’ll travel, learn and capture memorable images alongside award-winning documentary photographers. Film and digital formats are welcome.
the fox Gallery
The Fox Gallery is a Melbourne exhibition space, which was born out of The Fox Darkroom. It provides opportunities for both emerging and established photographers to share work that deserves to be seen. Works exhibited range from photo documentaries to journals, travel photography and alternative methods.
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Upcoming Exhibition PIC – Photographic Imagine College 2016 End of Year Graduate Exhibition Exhibition Dates November 3 – December 4,2016 Exhibition Opening Thursday, November 3, 6-9pm Opening Hours Thursday – Friday 11am to 6pm Saturday – Sunday 11pm to 5pm Statement The 2016 End of Year PIC @ NCAT Graduate exhibition features a diversity of images[…]
John Umina Outliers Exhibition Dates September 29 – October 30, 2016 Exhibition Opening Thursday, September 29, 6-9pm Opening Hours Thursday – Friday 11am to 6pm Saturday – Sunday 11pm to 5pm Statement ‘Outliers’ explores the concept of identity and our perception of each other. The series covers subjects from different countries and presents one moment in their lives.[…]
MATTHEW ABBOTT The Land Where The Crow Flies Backwards Exhibition Dates August 26 – September 26, 2016 Exhibition Opening Friday, August 26, 6-9pm Opening Hours Thursday – Friday 11am to 6pm Saturday – Sunday 11pm to 5pm Statement ‘The Land Where The Crow Flies Backwards’ follows the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia’s longest river system. In a time of[…]
The Fox Darkroom & Gallery – Art for Change from Tom Goldner on Vimeo. Photographic artist, Tom Goldner, produces a print for the YGAP, Art of Change event. The image of the Masai Warriors was taken in 2016 in Tanzania. Image handprinted at The Fox Darkroom & Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.
If you had told me three years ago that I would be running a photographic darkroom, I simply wouldn’t have believed you. As so often is the way in life, a small, simple idea can completely change your path. As I sat in bed one night with my cat, Boozie, I had the sudden[…]
Rosemary “I consider myself to be a worldly person and already well-travelled. So when I stepped into this workshop I was prepared for an adventure. What I came out of the workshop with was not only an epic adventure, but many new friends, and a kick of inspiration to further grow on my photography[…]
The Fox Darkroom is proud to announce our 2016 international photographic workshop Tour du Mont Blanc – France, Switzerland & Italy. September 2017 “This workshop is for those who are willing to take that extra step to get that perfect photo. What better motivation than the awe-inspiring Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB). Our tour will take[…]
The Fox Darkroom is proud to announce our annual international photographic workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia. November 2017 “This workshop is simply like no other, we are offering a wealth of experience to a small group of enthusiastic individuals seeking to get off the beaten track and explore a country beyond tourist attractions. Expect to travel[…]
What inspired you to first pick-up a camera? I wanted to make photographs. However, my reasons for continuing to pick up a camera have grown. What are you currently working on? I’m currently working on a few things. On a community level, I put energy into She Shoots Film. She Shoots Film is an online[…]
Light-dark presents the work of a handful of like-minded individuals, whose appreciation of traditional photographic processes have emanated at The Fox Darkroom to create a series of works inspired by the early musings of the first photographers. Adapted from renaissance painting, techniques like chiaroscuro allowed experimental photographers to transcend the functional and scientific side of[…]