Melbourne darkroom + exhibition space

The Fox Darkroom & Gallery is a Melbourne darkroom for hire and exhibition space. It promotes and celebrates photography through hands-on workshops and by exhibiting work from emerging and established artists.

The Fox Darkroom

Established in 2014, The Fox Darkroom offers a regular program of workshops: covering manual photography, film developing and darkroom printing. Its well equipped darkroom serves a growing community of members, who have access to everything needed to make stunning analog prints. New members are always welcome – and for those seeking an adventure, The Fox Darkroom also organises international workshops in the form of week-long, instructor led photographic tours of countries such as Cambodia, France & Italy.

The Fox Gallery

The Fox Gallery, open from August 2016, provides an outlet for 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. Operating primarily as a rental venue, The Fox Gallery is a platform for artists to further their reach, and to foster public engagement with photography as a powerful and relatable storytelling medium.

Based in Kensington, Melbourne

Both spaces are located in the recently restored Young Husband Wool Store in Kensington: a building originally built in the late 1800s which is now home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians, designers and makers.

Tom Goldner – Founder

Melbourne darkroom founder Tom GoldnerThe Fox Darkroom & Gallery was founded by Tom Goldner, a professional photographer whose career spans art, portraiture, documentary and commercial works. Tom is passionate about the role photography can play in effecting social change – his Photo for Freedom project has increased awareness of human trafficking in Ghana and raised close to $90,000 to help grassroots organisations tackle the problem.

Since founding The Fox Darkroom in 2014, Tom has shared his skill and enthusiasm for black and white film photography with a growing community in Melbourne and beyond. The Fox Gallery’s 2016 opening reflects Tom’s continued commitment to traditional methods, and establishes The Fox Darkroom & Gallery as an important outpost for both photographers and members of the public to be able to create, and engage with essential photographic works.