National Centre For Photography

The National Centre for Photography will proudly sit on Lydiard Street, between Craigs Hotel, the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Post Office Gallery, and will add to the public gallery programming of Ballarat.

A classic architectural site of Ballarat, the former Union Bank building will house dedicated gallery spaces: a contemporary gallery for temporary exhibitions and a community gallery. The building will be multi-functional allowing for educational workshop spaces and future digital technology approaches.

The National Centre for Photography will ensure the community can participate in positive arts experiences in Ballarat all year round. A curated Public and Education Program within the centre will have the potential for creative outcomes as well as adding to the tourism dollar by attracting national and international audiences and participants.

(Left) Michelle Dunn, National Centre For Photography, 2018
(Right) Clare Rae, installation view of Capital exhibition during 2019 Ballarat International Foto biennale, 2019