POWERHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY ANNOUNCED
Powerhouse today announced the acquisition of the archive and fund of Australia’s leading institution dedicated to photography and lens-based media, the Australian Centre for Photography. This landmark agreement will see Powerhouse acquire ACP’s photography archive and fund worth approximately $1.6 million, a transformational gift that will continue ACP’s legacy and elevate Powerhouse’s photography collection and image-making practices, under the name of Powerhouse Photography.
ONLINE EXHIBITIONS & EDUCATION RESOURCES
Explore the ACP’s exhibitions online, where artists’ talk about their practice and inspiration. Each exhibition is supported by image galleries and education resources. These resources, developed by an experienced team of educators and photographers, aligned with Australian curriculum outcomes. Discover exciting ways to connect Secondary School students with the world of photography.
Image Courtesy and © Meryl McMaster
The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) has been the leading institution in Australia dedicated to the art of photography and lens-based media. Since 1974, the ACP has been a creative force in the cultural life of Australia, presenting the work of our most dynamic and diverse artists. The ACP presented the first major retrospectives of photographs by Max Dupain Dupain, Olive Cotton and Mervyn Bishop as well as the early exhibitions of works by Bill Henson, William Yang, Tracey Moffatt and Trent Parke.
The ACP holds at its core the vital contribution of artists and photographers in distilling and reflecting upon society, displaying a pluralism of perspectives and a breadth of artistic practice. Our exhibitions, education and community programs provide opportunities for audiences and peers to engage in a dynamic conversation about the significance of images, both past and present, within contemporary culture.