Dictionary of Sydney

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Australian Centre for Photography


The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes photomedia-based art in Australia. ACP is a national centre of excellence in the exhibition, education and publication of photography. With four decades of experience, it is the longest running contemporary art space in Australia. It was established in 1973 as a place where photographers could exhibit their work and learn about the best in current practice, both nationally and internationally. ACP opened its first gallery in Paddington Street, Paddington in 1974 and a workshop facility in a former bakery in 1976. In 1981, the Centre moved to its current location on Oxford Street, Paddington when the gallery and workshop were combined under a single management.