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XYZ Photo Gallery respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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Exhibitions

Photographs from history and the now

We work hard to surprise and innovate, frequently changing our space to compliment our artists’ work.
Check out our current gallery showings below and view our calendar for what’s coming up.
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Current

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Is it you or me? 

a Portrait Show

15 September  - 22 October 2023

Just who is a portrait about, the sitter or the shooter?

Sionainne Costello, Sameed Khan  &  Steven Xiao

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The Gallery will close from 23 October:
Director is on traveling to discover next year's programme.
In March 2024, the director has a solo show at the Pride Centre Melbourne. The space will be a photo studio to complete this project.

The Gallery will reopen January for Midsumma

Find Us

Finding Us

Please follow:

Entry On Batmans Hill Drive near corner of Bourke

Official address for mail:

312/757 Bourke St, Docklands 3008

Beware Google Maps can be wrong!

The entry is not clear!

At the corner of Bourke and Batmans Hill Drive you will see the Nixon Hotel. Follow the wall on the Batmans Hill Drive side, keeping the wall on your right, into the building forecourt to the swing door. 

There Buzz 312 (bell)

See Video below

If having issues during business hours phone: 

03 7016 2267

Video of how to get in. 

About Us

About Us

For more than 30 years, I've been making and collecting photographs. Our Photo studio is now home to a space we can show photographs as well. I see a lot of work that very few people get to see and less get to buy. We would like to change that. Our mission is to present interesting photography in many forms and genres from the whole of the history of photography and contrast it with what is happening now. 

We are unapologetically Asia Pacific in our outlook. The history of photography has has largely ignored us and this is part of rectifying that bias. We will show work from WENA (Western Europe and North America) for context. 

The work we present will be available to view to the world. We have an studio in Docklands, Melbourne from which we can organise viewing of specific works. As we stage each exhibition we will launch on this site. We will show photography in all its glory from works made for galleries, newspapers and domestic photo albums. We are not embarrassed by reproductions and vernacular, which will always be noted in the descriptions. We are influenced by the collecting and curating of Sam Wagstaff. 

One note: currently we can only accept PayPal, other payment methods will be available soon. 

garrie 
director 
XYZ photo gallery

Opening Times

Opening Hours

 Winter time (standard)

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday 

1:00-5:00pm  (last entry) 
 

Summer time! (daylight savings)

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday 

2:00-6:00pm  (last entry)

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Contact Us

Contact

312/757 Bourke St Docklands Melbourne Australia
(See Find Us)

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