Powerhouse Photography

Powerhouse Initiative

Powerhouse Photography is an annual program made possible through funds generously donated by the Australian Centre for Photography, dedicated to amplifying Australian photography and lens-based practice. It includes a photography research fellowship, tertiary internship program, contemporary photography acquisition program and an industry day.

Powerhouse Photography Advisory Group was convened in October 2022 to focus on strengthening and expanding the museum’s connections to the photography industry and community.

Powerhouse has developed a unique role for the Photography Advisory Group where its members may be commissioned to work on a range of creative and collaborative projects. These projects span commercial, artistic, and research endeavours. Along with this active role, the Advisory Group is called upon to provide current industry knowledge, insights and advice to guide curatorial strategies relating to Powerhouse Photography, in a non-executive capacity. Meetings of the Advisory Group are held three times a year to share information, generate ideas and discuss industry challenges and opportunities.

Powerhouse Photography Advisory Group is comprised of Powerhouse representatives and photographic practitioners working across diverse disciplines. Members include:

  • Tom Blachford, photographer
  • Cherine Fahd, photographer and UTS Associate Professor (co-chair)
  • Merilyn Fairskye, photographer and filmmaker
  • Hayley Millar Baker, photographer
  • Lisa Moore, designer and photography archivist
  • Sarah Rees, Powerhouse Senior Curator (co-chair)
  • Hugh Stewart, photographer
  • Jacqui Strecker, Powerhouse Head of Curatorial
  • Garry Trinh, photographer
  • Emily McDaniel, Inaugural Director First Nations
  • Zan Wimberley, Powerhouse Artistic Associate
  • Meng-Yu Yan, photographer

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We support and invest in a range of initiatives that sustain industry development and individual creative practice across the applied arts, applied sciences and creative industries.

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Powerhouse opportunities span careers, volunteer projects, residencies, fellowships, design accelerators and research programs. We are always looking for new talent and great collaborations.

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