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Call for entries | CCP Salon 2017

Australia’s largest open-entry photomedia exhibition and competition, CCP Salon, is back for its 25th year! CCP Salon entries are now open and will remain open until 6pm Friday 3 Nov 2017. CCP Salon is presented by Leica and Ilford and 28 national leaders in the photographic industry. CCP Salon provides an invaluable opportunity for both emerging and established photographers to exhibit their work in a high-profile context. In past years, digital, analogue, video, 3D works and self-published photobooks have filled the walls of CCP and this year we are excited to once again present a diverse snapshot of contemporary Australian practice. Industry professionals will judge all entrants’ work and over $20,000 worth of prizes across 32 categories will be awarded. We are delighted to announce as our 2017 judges: Phillip Virgo, Director, Colour Factory, Hoda Afshar, Artist, Pippa Milne, CCP Curator, Linsey Gosper, CCP Gallery Manager, Non-voting…

CCP Lectures | Echo Chamber: Emerging Research on Photography

Thursday 2 March, 6pm | Centre for Contemporary Photography Gold-coin doantion, no bookings required. CCP’s Echo Chamber represents a series of occasional, ongoing public programs showcasing current emerging research in all areas of photography, including historical research, technology, communications and contemporary discussion. Chair | MICHELLE MOUNTAIN | Program Manager, Centre for Contemporary Photography Speakers Kate Golding | The camera obscura: past, present, future A precursor to photography as we know it today, the camera obscura is a naturally occurring optical phenomenon. Through her research, Golding has examined historical and contemporary applications of this “darkened chamber” from astronomical observation, seaside recreation, scientific and military uses through to art making. This research has extended to experimentations with the creation of several camera obscura both fixed and portable. However, the camera obscura is more than just a photographic apparatus or mechanical device, it…

Symposium | Walker Evans: Reading the Magazine Work | CCP

Walker Evans: Reading the Magazine Work unpacks the inventor of documentary style photography, offering three new readings of this crucial figure and a lively discussion with visiting British photography historian and curator David Campany. Presented on the occasion of the exhibitions, Walker Evans The Magazine Work curated by David Campany and The Documentary Take curated by Naomi Cass. Presented by Deakin Motion Lab Centre for Creative Arts Research, Deakin University and MADA, Monash University, as part of the 2016 Melbourne Festival. Date: Friday 7 October, 2pm—6pm Venue: Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065 Gold coin donation, bookings essential Keynote speaker: David Campany, University of Westminster, London Papers by: Patrick Pound, Deakin University, Melbourne and Donna West Brett, University of Sydney, Sydney Followed by a Panel discussion moderated by Daniel Palmer, Monash University, Melbourne. Website: http://www.ccp.org.au/news.php?id=301 David…

Public Program | The Social Contract: Photography, Theory, Practice and Emotions | CCP

A collaboration between Centre for Contemporary Photography and ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. Short presentations and a panel discussion by Dr Spencer Jackson, Dr Joseph Browning, Dr Fran Edmonds, Associate Professor Anne Maxwell, Dr Angus Frith will explore social contract theory through the lens of photography, philosophy, law and music. To be chaired by CCP Curator, Pippa Milne. This event is affiliated with the exhibition CCP Declares: On The Social Contract, curated by Pippa Milne. CCP Declares: On the Social Contract draws together emerging and mid-career artists working at the forefront of Australian photography and video in its expanded field. The subtitle to this second iteration of CCP Declares acknowledges that these works examine or extend the idea of social contract theory; the idea that moral and political obligations and rights are bound upon an intrinsic agreement amongst the various…

Exhibitions | CCP Declares: On the Social Contract – Gordon Bennett: Moving Images, Part One | CCP

Exhibition Dates: 27th May 2016 to 10th July 2016. Opening: 26th May 6-8pm. GALLERY 1 | CCP DECLARES: ON THE SOCIAL CONTRACT Artists: Mohini Chandra, Miriam Charlie, Cherine Fahd, Katrin Koenning, Pilar Mata Dupont, Tom Nicholson and Elvis Richardson Curated by Pippa Milne CCP Declares: On the Social Contract draws together emerging and mid-career artists working at the forefront of Australian photography and video in its expanded field. The subtitle to this second iteration of CCP Declares acknowledges that these works examine or extend the idea of social contract theory; the idea that moral and political obligations and rights are bound upon an intrinsic agreement amongst the various constituents of a society. GALLERY 4 | GORDON BENNETT AND JOHN CITIZEN – GORDON BENNETT: MOVING IMAGES, PART ONE Curated by Helen Hughes and Chiara Scafidi This two-part exhibition explores the role of moving-image…

Exhibitions | Andrew Browne – shadow sites – Steve Carr | CCP

New exhibitions opening tonight at CCP, Thursday 31 March 6—8pm. Exhibition Dates 1 April 2016 until 22 May 2016, CCP Australia, 404 George Street, Fitzroy. GALLERY ONE Andrew Browne | Suddenly Slowly The installation Suddenly Slowly juxtaposes photographic notations, studies, unique images and series – virtually the artist’s taxonomy – to describe a greater landscape, abstracted and estranged from reality. Drawn from photographic imagery created over more than two decades this immersive field is derived from multiple disparate and happenchance encounters with the observed world. The images – to paraphrase Marc Auge – act as a brake on the fade of memories (and the descent into oblivion). But they also inevitably distort reality through sensibility, the privileging of particular moments and manipulation of formal devices including blurring, cropping and scaling. Colliding elements from varied peripheral sites and from across time, the work describes a…

Exhibitons | James Tylor – Christopher Day – Janina Green – Caroline Garcia – Kate Mitchell | CCP

Image: James Tylor Aotearoa my Hawaiki #6 2015, courtesy the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne; GAG Projects, Adelaide; and Stills Gallery, Sydney.

CCP reopens this week for 2016 with exhibitions in four galleries and a new installation in the night projection window Exhibition Dates: Exhibitions 5 February–24 March. Opening Thursday 4 February 6–8pm Free Artist and Curator Floor Talks: Saturday 6 February 2016, 12pm James Tylor, Christopher Day, Janina Green, Naomi Cass, Pippa Milne and Caroline Garcia. This is a great opportunity to hear the artists talk about their work first hand, ask questions and find out more about their practice. GALLERY ONE James Tylor | Aotearoa my Hawaiki Aotearoa, my Hawaiki explores the Polynesian Māori concept of Hawaiki. Hawaiki is the ancestral homeland and/or island where Māori people came from before migrating to Aotearoa (New Zealand). For New Zealand Māori people the actually physical place of Hawaiki is ‘Avaiki Nui’ (The Cook Islands). As an Australian of Maori descent I have always had an…

Panel Discussion | The Judgement of Paris: Melbourne’s Love Affair with French Theory on the Occasion of Roland Barthes 100th Birthday | CCP Melbourne

  Kevin Murray, Ann Debono and Bryan Cooke, will share their perspectives on three different aspects of French theory, with an overarching nod to Roland Barthes.  Kevin Murray will link back to the 1980s, specifically the Judgement of Paris series at Gertrude contemporary and the local relevance of French Theory for Melbourne artists and commentators. Ann Debono will address the way that Barthes, Derrida and Baudrillard all suggest a suspicion of images as ideological programming devices, and Bryan Cooke of the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy will look from Barthes to Ranciere. Entry is by gold coin donation, bookings can be made on our website: http://shop.ccp.org.au/products/panel-discussion-roland-barthes

Exhibition | Ronnie Van Hout; Martine Corompt and Philip Brophy | CCP

Exhibition Dates: 2nd October 2015 to 15th November 2015. CCP Australia, 404 George Street, Fitzroy New exhibitions have opened at CCP in Fitzroy. Official opening next weekend with talks from the artists. Saturday 10 October 2015 | Opening: 12pm | Free Artist Floor Talks: 1pm Gallery 1 | Ronnie van Hout | The Dark Pool Presented by Centre for Contemporary Photography in association with Melbourne Festival. In his latest exhibition, New Zealand artist Ronnie van Hout considers the point where art crosses a line—and society turns against it. In 1971, successful American toy company Aurora and acclaimed film director Stanley Kubrick both released products into the world that generated strong negative reactions. A firestorm of controversy saw Aurora close its doors, and Kubrick retreat from public life, withdrawing his film from view. Aurora’s toys and Kubrick’s film crossed an invisible boundary—becoming…

Call for Entries | 2015 CCP Salon

Australia’s largest open-entry, photomedia exhibition and competition CCP Salon is back for its 23rd year. CCP Salon entries are now open and will remain open until 6pm Friday 6 November 2015. This year’s CCP Salon is presented by Leica and Ilford and supported by 24 national leaders in the photographic industry. CCP Salon provides an excellent opportunity to exhibit work in a professional, high-profile context. In past years digital, analogue, moving imagery and 3D works have lined the walls of CCP. This year we are delighted to present the latest national developments in photomedia through showcasing a diverse snapshot of contemporary Australian practice. Industry professionals will judge all entrants’ work and over $20,000.00 worth of prizes will be awarded across 29 categories. We are pleased to announce our 2015 judges, Arlo Mountford, Artist; Katrina Sedgwick, Director of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image; Pippa…

Exhibition | New shows at CCP | Kiron Robinson, In debt: saving seeds, Lit from the Top, Sara Oscar and Greg Moncrieff

Exhibition Dates: 24 April–28 June | Opening: Thursday 23 April 6–8pm CCP Australia, 404 George Street, Fitzroy Website: http://www.ccp.org.au/ GALLERY ONE | Kiron Robinson We told ourselves we needed separate beds to sleep A flat surface, flattened, flattened again. I don’t believe in photographs. They are anxious. I am anxious. I enjoy making them. Through a process of flattening, via scanning, re-photographing or both, images are made together. New relationships are forced. The surface reflects my anxiousness as the space that is both image and image of image. Kiron Robinson is a Lecturer of Photography in the School of Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne. Kiron Robinson is represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne. GALLERY TWO In debt: saving seeds Dave Jones and Steven Rhall respond to the Australian Grains Genebank On the Wimmera plains harsh sun greys the timber…

Exhibition | Crossing Paths with Vivian Maier | Centre for Contemporary Photography

Vivian Maier | Crossing Paths with Vivian Maier Dates: 3rd October—26 October 2014 at CCP Australia, 404 George Street Fitzroy Artists: Cherine Fahd, Vivian Maier, Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, Debra Phillips, Patrick Pound, Clare Rae, Simone Slee, David Wadelton and Kellie Wells. Curated by Naomi Cass, Louise Neri and Karra Rees. During her lifetime, Vivian Maier (1926—2009) produced more than 100,000 photographic images, which remained largely undiscovered until after her death. CCP celebrates this reluctant artist’s timely relevance, juxtaposing her work with contemporary Australian photography, performance and video. Maier’s prolific body of work recording both herself and the world around her—predominately with a distinctive medium format Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera—is a precursor to our age of compulsive photographic documentation via smart phones and digital media. The posthumous construction of her identity is almost as compelling as her images and her ability to…

Seminar Series | How to Feel: The Promise of Emotion

Presented by Centre for Contemporary Photography and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, The University of Melbourne. Over three sessions this series will consider emotions from a range of disciplines, within the context of the exhibition True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works. The Face (7 August) addresses crying and the expressed face in art and literature. Chair: Penelope Lee, CHE Melbourne Tom Whelan, Australian Catholic University      Stephanie Trigg, CHE, The University of Melbourne Christopher Chapman, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra         Public Space (14 August) presents three diverse approaches to emotion in public space, from the political, to the sacred and the performative. Chair: Kyla McFarlane, Centre for Contemporary Photography Jeff Kahn, Performance Space, Sydney Nikos Papastergiadis, School of Culture & Communication, University of Melbourne Catherine Czerw, Art Matters, CHE UWA  Music and Sound (21 August) will feature an…

Talks | Robert Rooney at CCP

Robert Rooney: A Night of Talks As part of the 
Centre for Contemporary Photography’s new exhibition Robert Rooney: The Box Brownie Years 1956-58 CCP is holding a night of talks. Artist Philip Brophy, writer and curator David Homewood and Martyn Jolly, Head of Photography and Media Arts, ANU School of Art, will speak on and around the work of Robert Rooney. Children and adolescents are often seen as ragged kid-flaneurs, re-mapping familiar urban or suburban spaces. Using a diverse range of historical Australian sources, Martin Jolly will explore these secret, under the adult radar, territories and trajectories. Martyn Jolly is Head of Photography and Media Arts at the ANU School of Art. He is an artist and writer. His book Faces of the Living Dead: The Belief in Spirit Photography came out in 2006.  A consideration of noncomposition in the conceptual…

Lectures | CCP 2012 Lecture Series

Join CCP for the 2012 Lecture Series, surrounded by the exhibition CCP Declares: On the Nature of Things, curated by Kyla McFarlane. Entry by gold coin donation. Hear from internationally renowned artists Richard Billingham (UK) and Anne Noble (NZ); Kim Simon, Curator of Gallery TPW, Toronto and Sandra Barnard (NSW), one of Australia’s formost fine art hand-printers. Thursday 23 August 6pm RICHARD BILLINGHAM (UK) Artist talk UK artist Richard Billingham speaks about his photographic, film and video practice. Richard Billingham graduated from Sunderland University, UK in 1994 with a degree in painting. In 1994, whilst still a student, some photographs he’d made originally as research for his paintings were included in the exhibition Who’s Looking at the Family? at the Barbican Art Gallery, London. In 1997 he was the first recipient of the The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize (now the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize) and…