The Centre for Contemporary Photography

Art gallery in Melbourne, VIC

The Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) is one of Australia’s premier venues for the exhibition of contemporary photo-based arts, providing a context for the enjoyment, education, understanding and appraisal of contemporary practice.

Established in 1986 by the photographic community as a not-for-profit exhibition and resource centre, CCP has played a pivotal role in the support of photo-based arts and public engagement with photography. In 2005 CCP relocated to purpose designed premises by Sean Godsell Architects. CCP’s exhibition program is presented across five exhibition spaces, including the Night Projection Window viewed from George and Kerr Streets after dark, and features a diverse range of photo-based arts from emerging to established artists. The program includes individual, group and curated exhibitions representing the very best of local, interstate and international photography. CCP welcomes proposals from emerging and established artists, as well as curators and writers.

Admission to CCP is free. CCP is fully accessible for wheelchairs and prams. CCP participates in annual and biennial festivals, develops off-site projects and events and frequently collaborates with related art and community organizations. The Centre is active in touring exhibitions across Australia.

CCP presents Artist Floor Talks by exhibiting artists each Saturday following exhibition openings. In the Visy Education Space, CCP presents education programs including the renowned Les Walkling photography courses and a diverse program of Masterclasses by renowned practitioners. CCP’s highly regarded annual series of public lectures, presented for over a decade, have been augmented by the Joyce Evans History of Photography Seminars.

Occasional forums on current photographic and related issues are presented in Gallery Three, supported by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust. CCP’s occasional publications include lecture papers, as well as catalogues to accompany many exhibitions. CCP welcomes teacher, student and community groups for exhibition tours by appointment. The CCP gallery store is now a trove of published matter curated by Melbourne bookstore, publishing house and distributor, Perimeter Books. CCP Members share an active interest in contemporary art and their support enables CCP to develop its aims and expand its services and programs.

Contact Information

  • 404 George Street
    Melbourne, VIC 3065
  • Phone: 61 3 9417 1549
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  • Hours

    Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Related Listings:
Glass Slipper Photography
David Fowler Photography
The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Bendigo Art Gallery
Australian Institute of Professional Photography


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