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Born from humble beginnings as a community hub for local photographers, the Centre for Contemporary Photography has developed into one of Melbourne’s premier photo-based art spaces.
The Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), a not-for-profit organisation, was established in 1986, and in the early 1990s, a change of name and location brought about a new era. In 2005, CCP moved into a Fitzroy location designed by Sean Godsell Architects. The facility features five exhibition spaces, including two galley-style galleries, a Night Projection Window, a large central gallery and a smaller, intimate gallery.
CCP participates in annual and biannual festivals, presents an annual series of public lectures and hosts masterclasses with renowned practitioners. For those not living in Melbourne, CCP presents touring exhibitions. There are also off-site exhibitions that give artists the chance to have their work displayed on prominently placed billboards on the corner of Otter Street and Smith Street in Collingwood.
Exhibitions presented at the centre showcase the work of emerging and established photographic artists. Notable artists who have had their work displayed at CCP include Gregory Crewdson, David Noonan, Taryn Simon, Jane Burton and Patricia Piccinini.
CCP also delivers free artist floor talks at 12pm on the Saturday following the opening of new exhibitions. These exciting talks allow you to hear the story behind a collection of work directly from the artist.
Also available on the website are a number of podcasts and videos, as well as information regarding past and future exhibitions.