NOIR Darkroom is a new analogue photography creative hub in Coburg.

Experimental photographer Jessica Schwientek (Jessika K) had been striving towards creating a chemistry based photographic facility in Melbourne for over a year before NOIR darkroom found a home in Coburg, North of the CBD.

NOIR darkroom's Gallery officially opened its doors on the 21st April 2017, with a fantastic response. 26 local and national artists from a diverse range of creative disciplines exhibited in the inaugural show, "In Black and White", showing digital and analogue photography, illustration, painting, cross stitch, jewellery, and mixed media.

With the gallery and studios up and running NOIR is focussed on constructing their photographic darkroom.

Designed not just to cater for the needs of established photographers but to amateurs and newcomers, NOIR Darkroom’s focus is on art, community, creative access and education.

NOIR Darkroom will consist of a 8 person black and white darkroom available for individual hire, frequent creative workshops in photographic practice, a micro store and a contemporary art gallery.

NOIR Darkroom is not intended to compete with either existing darkroom service in Melbourne, but to add to the creative landscape in Victoria; providing affordable access to artistic services and a space for school and community groups to learn the art, and keeping analogue photography alive.