Can Powerhouse Photography deliver where ACP failed?

Sector voices have raised concerns over the history of management at the Australian Centre for Photography, but the deeper question is about what happens next.
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In October, Powerhouse announced the acquisition of the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP), which will enter a new chapter as Powerhouse Photography.

The decision follows devastating financial losses, both in terms of revenue and funding, that resulted in the closure of the ACP’s gallery in 2020 when the organisation went into hibernation. Years before this, however, there had been murmurs in the sector of a deeper issue of mismanagement.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_