PAST Member Events

2014 CCP Member Events

This year, CCP will celebrate its marvellous community of members with an exciting calendar of member-only and member discounted events. We invite you to join us for talks, teas, tours, discussions, reviews and events, each with a relationship to photography around Melbourne and CCP. It will be a wonderful series of opportunities to celebrate photography and to engage with CCP and learn from each other. We look forward to welcoming you.

CALENDAR

Shadow Sites Walking Tour
Sunday 24 April 2016, 12pm—1:30pm

Steve Carr: On A Manual for Small Archives
Friday 1 April 2016, 5:30—7:00pm

Talking Sievers
Wednesday 16 July 2014, 6—8pm

Stone's Throw: a CCP tour of our local photographic community
Saturday 26 July 2014, 1—3pm

Architectural Photography, then and now
Wednesday 30 July 2014, 6—8pm

A Stroll through the Fair: CCP Members talk at Melbourne Art Fair
Sunday 17 August 2014, 2—3pm

The Nature of Commissioning
Wednesday 27 August 2014, 6—8pm

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A Stone's Throw tour

Anne Noble Reverie

Anne Noble Dead Bee Portrait #01, 2016

Please join us for a special members only event to explore our local photographic printing community. Bring a friend, connect with other members and enjoy conversations with industry experts over a variety of print techniques all located within a block of CCP.

Beginning at CCP we will start with a discussion of Anne Noble’s exhibition 'No Vertical Song' which incorporates 3D printing. Next we will wander a few doors down to the Strange Neighbour darkroom for a show and tell on analogue fibre based black and white hand printing.

Followed by a look at the Colour Factory Gallery exhibition, and a tour of the fine art print facilities, discussing different print types and outcomes on offer. Then back to CCP for a cup of tea and a chat. Members will have the optional extra of going to St Mark's Church to view the offsite component of Anne Noble's CLIMARTE exhibition.

DATE: Saturday 8th April, 2017
TIME: 11am–1pm
WHERE: Tour begins at CCP, 404 George Street, Fitzroy

Free event for members
Members are welcome to bring a friend

shadow sites Walking Tour
Exclusive event for CCP Members

Rudi Williams


Developed in association with Next Wave and curated by Samantha McCulloch (ZAF/VIC) & Frances Wilkinson (VIC)

What happens to artworks when they are hidden from view, resting in the vaults of an archive? Inside a commercial storage unit, a volcanic rock rests on light sensitive paper, a single fluorescent bulb illuminates a cement sculpture and a cast of a corrugated iron wall is neatly folded in a corner, prudently waiting. Fifteen minutes-walk away in a gallery space at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, a photograph of the volcanic rock fades over time, a plastic sheet with traces of the cement is laid bare and two photographs of the casting process reflect in one another. Here, the artists' documents and working processes are present, while the artworks themselves inhabit the unusual surrounds of National Storage Collingwood.

Examining the relationship between artwork, its documentation and viewing spaces, shadow sites explores how art is understood both within and outside the gallery. Over the course of eight weeks, seven artists working with photography, sculpture and language present new site responsive works that explore the relationship between original and document, tracing the stages of production and display.

Join the curators Samantha McCulloch and Frances Wilkinson of shadow sites for an informal discussion across both exhibition venues. Starting at Centre for Contemporary Photography, the curators will introduce the project, discussing the first part of the exhibition. The group will then take a short walk to National Storage Collingwood where the curators will talk about the artworks and the site, moving through each display unit. Members are welcome to participate in discussion, ask questions or simply listen and enjoy the conversations.

EVENT DETAILS

Sunday 24 April
12pm—1:30pm
Members are welcome to bring a plus one to this event.
Bookings required, email rsvp@ccp.org.au to secure your place.

 

Steve Carr: On A Manual for Small Archives
A CCP and ACMI Members exclusive event

Steve Carr


Join New Zealand-based artist Steve Carr for an immersive evening of discussion as he muses on the cinematic moments and delicate transformative objects found in his exhibition, A Manual for Small Archives at Centre for Contemporary Photography.

From golf balls through to smoke, bubbles and cacti, Carr slows down time; like an array of experiments, these works resist individual classification as they interact with each other and the viewer to reveal new narratives. Carr provides an opportunity for the audience to decode this archive, drawing from their experiences and understandings to create new connections and meaning.

We welcome you to Centre for Contemporary Photography for an exclusive viewing of A Manual for Small Archives, followed by an engaging presentation by the artist himself.


STEVE CARR

Represented in New Zealand by Michael Lett, Auckland and in Australia by STATION, Melbourne, New Zealand-based artist Steve Carr has had work in many major New Zealand and international exhibitions. Recent exhibitions include Bullet Time, Wellington City Gallery, with Daniel Crooks (2016), The Science of Ecstasy and Immortality, Michael Lett, Auckland (2015), Stretching Time, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2014), Majo, Outer Space, Christchurch City Art Gallery (2013) and Smoke Films, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2012). He has been a Lecturer in Fine Arts and Photography at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Film at the University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts, Christchurch, New Zealand.


EVENT DETAILS

Friday 1 April 2016
5:30—7:00pm

 

Talking Sievers

Talking Sievers

Wednesday 16 July 2014, 6—8pm
Centre for Contemporary Photography
Price: $10 CCP members (includes a complementary copy of The Sievers Project catalogue), $15 non-members
Limited space, bookings essential.
Book here >

CCP presents an intimate walk-through and discussion of our current exhibition, The Sievers Project, with renowned curator and historian, Professor Helen Ennis, and two of The Sievers Project artists, Jane Brown and Therese Keogh. Join us for a few drinks over thought-provoking discussion of Wolfgang Sievers and the journey Jane Brown and Therese Keogh went on in responding to his practice.

Professor Helen Ennis is one of Australia's leading photography curators, historians and writers. She was formerly Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia (1985-1992). She joined the Australian National University School of Art in 1995 and is Convenor of the Graduate Research program. In 2011 she published her book, Wolfgang Sievers, and in 2014 she became Director of the Centre for Art History and Art Theory at ANU.

Image: Wolfgang Sievers Cocktail Bar at Menzies Hotel, Melbourne, Australia 1965; National Library of Australia, Wolfgang Sievers Photographic Archive.

Stone's Throw: a CCP tour of our local photographic community

Talking Sievers

Saturday 26 July 2014, 1—3pm
Meeting at Strange Neighbour, 395—397 Gore Street, Fitzroy 3065
Price: $10 CCP members + one guest free
Limited space, bookings essential.
Book here >

Just a stone's throw from CCP, you will find a wonderful array of photographic organisations such as Strange Neighbour, Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive and Colour Factory. Members, bring a friend and join us in exploring our local photographic precinct on a guided tour of CCP, Strange Neighbour, Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive and Colour Factory. We'll finish with a cup of tea at CCP.

Architectural Photography, then and now

Talking Sievers

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 6—8pm
Robin Boyd Foundation, Walsh St, South Yarra
Price: $40 public, $30 RBF / CCP members
Limited space, bookings essential.
Book here >

The Sievers Project Public Programs at Walsh Street

In collaboration with Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), The Robin Boyd Foundation presents a series of discussions on themes inspired by The Sievers Project. Currently exhibiting at CCP, early career artists, working across media from photography through to installation, have responded in diverse ways to renowned Australian photographer Wolfgang Sievers (1913—2007), icon of 20th century Australian photography. In the first session panelists will address changing fashions in architectural photography since Wolfgang Sievers and the second panel will investigate the process of commissioning in architecture, photography and contemporary design.

These sessions will be presented at Walsh Street, the house that architect Robin Boyd designed for his own family in 1957. Now the home of the Robin Boyd Foundation, Walsh Street is an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture.

Architectural Photography, then and now

Architectural photography has changed dramatically since Wolfgang Sievers. A diverse panel, comprising photographer, curator, academic and critic will address not only links between changing fashions in architecture and photography but also the impact of architectural photography on the way buildings are brought into the public imagination.

Chair: Daniel Palmer, Associate Dean, Graduate Research, MADA (Monash University Art Design & Architecture)

John Gollings
Photographer
Renowned architectural photographer, John Gollings specialises in photos of cities, buildings and landscapes often from an aerial perspective. Gollings latest project is "Every high rise on the Queensland Gold Coast". He was co-creative director of the Australian Pavilion at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale, and recently completed a guidebook to Khmer temples in SouthEast Asia.

Eve Sainsbury
Exhibitions Curator, State Library of Victoria
Eve Sainsbury is responsible for curating the ongoing exhibitions Mirror of the World and The Changing Face of Victoria. In 2011 she curated As Modern as Tomorrow, photographers in post-war Melbourne, the Library's first major exhibition of mid-century photography, which included works from the Wolfgang Sievers collection.

Christine Marie Phillips
Lecturer in the Architecture Program at RMIT University
Christine Phillips is a director of the Melbourne-based practice, OpenHAUS; a lecturer at RMIT University; a freelance writer and co-host of RRR's weekly radio show, 'The Architects'.

Cameron Bruhn
Editorial Director, Architecture Media
In 2010 and 2013 Cameron Bruhn curated Australia's contribution to the London Festival of Architecture. Previously he was editor of Architecture Media publications Artichoke and Landscape Architecture Australia. Bruhn is an active contributor to design culture through writing and editing, as well as participating on award juries and undertaking sessional teaching.

Images (left to right): Wolfgang Sievers Comalco Aluminium Used in the Construction of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Architect Roy Grounds 1968 (detail), National Library of Australia, Wolfgang Sievers Photographic Archive; John Gollings (detail).

CCP Members' Stroll at Art Fair

Talking Sievers

Sunday 17 August 2014, 2pm
Price: CCP members + one guest free
Limited space, bookings essential. Please RSVP to info@ccp.org.au.

Join CCP for a members' only talk and walk at this popular contemporary art event. Learn more about CCP's project before being introduced to a gallerist from Arc One Gallery for a more commercial take on photography at the Fair.

Please note only Melbourne Art Fair is a ticket fair. For ticket information visit Melbourne Art Fair site.

The Nature of Commissioning

Talking Sievers

Wednesday 27 August 2014, 6—8pm
Robin Boyd Foundation, Walsh St, South Yarra
Price: $40 public, $30 RBF / CCP members
Limited space, bookings essential.
Book here >

The Sievers Project Public Programs at Walsh Street

In collaboration with Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), The Robin Boyd Foundation presents a series of discussions on themes inspired by The Sievers Project. Currently exhibiting at CCP, early career artists, working across media from photography through to installation, have responded in diverse ways to renowned Australian photographer Wolfgang Sievers (1913—2007), icon of 20th century Australian photography. In the first session panelists will address changing fashions in architectural photography since Wolfgang Sievers and the second panel will investigate the process of commissioning in architecture, photography and contemporary design.

These sessions will be presented at Walsh Street, the house that architect Robin Boyd designed for his own family in 1957. Now the home of the Robin Boyd Foundation, Walsh Street is an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture.

Architectural Photography, then and now

Practitioners from a range of disciplines speak about how they approach the process of making work that has been commissioned. Does the transaction between the commissioner and the commissioned vary between art forms? How have these esteemed practitioners engaged with their commissions? Is the tenor of the relationship with the commissioner relevant to the outcome?

Chair: Naomi Cass, CCP Director

Andrew Maynard
Director, Andrew Maynard Architects (AMA)
Andrew is a Tasmanian architect, living and working in Fitzroy. Andrew Maynard Architects was created to strike a balance between built projects and polemical design studies. The resulting highly crafted built work and socio-political concepts have garnered global recognition and his work has been awarded, published and exhibited throughout the world.

Susan Cohn
Director, Workshop 3000
Susan Cohn is a contemporary jeweller, designer, writer and curator. Her long-standing practice works across the art-craft-design divide, thinking through the implications of technology, social function and user experience, with a key interest in contemporary jewellery as wearable technology. Cohn holds a doctorate degree of Philosophy in Fine Art Theory, is the current artist representative on the Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria and is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney.

Damien Wright
Founder and Director of Wright Studios / Designer and Timber Craftsman
Damien Wright is an award-winning furniture designer and craftsman. Wright realises his designs through the painstaking use of indigenous Australian hardwood species that are not traditionally used to make furniture. Through extensive research and sensitive cross-cultural collaboration, Wright incorporates into his design philosophy a wealth of knowledge regarding Australian history, politics and land management practices.

Phuong Ngo
Artist
Contemporary visual artist, Phuong Ngo's practice explores the individual and collected identity of the Vietnamese Diaspora through the exploration of history, politics and culture. Lullaby (2014) and selections from Mother Vietnam (2014), currently exhibiting at CCP, are sculptural and photographic works created in response to a single work by Wolfgang Sievers; as well as Sievers' declared interest in the dignity of labour.

Images (left to right): Nic Granleese; Phuong Ngo Lullaby 2014; industrial sewing machine, thread; installation view, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; Photo: Christian Capurro.

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