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William A Ewing curator and writer on photography in Perth PCP Kings Street Arts Centre 30 November 2018 5.30pm November 29, 2018

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William A. Ewing is a well-known curator and writer on photography. From 1977 to 1984 he was Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York, and between 1996 and 2010 he was Director of the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne. His exhibitions have been shown at many museums in America and Europe, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Hayward Gallery and the Serpentine Gallery, London; the Kunsthaus Zürich; and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. His recent books include The BodyThe Century of the Body, and FaceThe New Photographic Portrait. He has also co-authored, with Brandow and Herschdorfer, two Edward Steichen publications: Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography and Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years 1923-1937. Mr Ewing is also Director of Curatorial Projects for the international publishing house, Thames & Hudson. His most recent publications are Landmark: The Fields of Landscape Photography (Thames and Hudson, 2014), Edward Burtynsky: Essential Elements (Thames and Hudson, 2016), and William Wegman: Being Human (Thames and Hudson, 2017).

Exhibitions co-curated

Perth Centre for Photography presents City of Perth 2016 Photographic Commissions featuring Swimming Home by Jacqueline Ball and Place in the Sun by Graham Miller. October 11, 2016

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The Perth Centre for Photography is pleased to present the City of Perth 2016 Photographic Commissions exhibition featuring Swimming Home by Jacqueline Ball and Place in the Sun by Graham Miller.

Jacqueline Ball’s Swimming Home and Graham Miller’s Place in the Sun present contrasting yet complementary narratives based around Perth’s built environment and public spaces. Together these series speak of collective experiences and intimate moments. While Ball’s images are largely devoid of people her work maintains a human presence that acts as a counterpoint to the alternative portraiture that is at the heart of Miller’s work.

Thursday, 13 October 6.30PM

To be opened by Cr Reece Harley, City of Perth
Featuring guest speaker Dr Toni Wilkinson

Refreshments Available (Member discounts & CC facilities)

Exhibition continues 14 October – 13 November 2016
18 Colin Street (corner Colin Grove), West Perth

Image © Graham MILLER, Comic Con, Perth Convention Centre 2016, pigment print on Canson rag, 53.4 x 80 cm, Commissioned for the City of Perth Art Collection. (botom) Perth Centre for Photography, 18 Colin St, West Perth

CORRUPT: Mike Gray and MIND THE GAP Kristian Laemmle-Ruff New Exhibition at Perth Centre for Photography August 4, 2016

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Opening of new exhibitions at Perth Centre for Photography 

Mind The Gap, Kristian Laemmle-Ruff (VIC)

Mind the Gap is a somewhat dark and politically charged meditation on the gap between Australian cultures.
It is not asking us to close the gap, to homogenise or assimilate; rather it asks us to acknowledge the gap,
nurture the gap, celebrate the diversity rather than deny its existence. It encourages us to question and hold
ourselves accountable for our actions as global citizens. The work aims to highlight colonial mannerisms and
differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ways of understanding and valuing land. Mind the Gap 
encourages us to imagine a future with deeper reconciliation and stronger acknowledgment of our true history
rather than having our heads in the sand.

Corrupt is a series of digital photographs that have been corrupted by randomly inserting personal
confessions, computer code, and Australian popular culture references into the image when opened in a
text-based code editor. When the digital files are subsequently re-opened as images the corruption
manifests itself in unpredictable ways.

There is an element of chance in this process that is similar to the entropy found in natural systems.
In some respects, the images bring the abject (code) to the same level as the sublime (nature), the
grotesque next to the romantic. This could be seen as the two extremes of the nature / culture axis
meeting each other.

Mike Gray


Vincent Fournier at Perth Centre for Photography June 22, 2016

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Vincent Fournier 1970 studied Photography at Arles in South of France and Perth has scored his work POST NATURAL HISTORY, an archeology of the future from the 10th of June to the 10th of July 2016. This is astonishing conceptual work.




Portfolio Review at Perth Centre for Photography April 7, 2016

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The Perth Centre for Photography is teaming up with Next Level Magazine to bring you a unique opportunity to get you to the next stage of your artistic practice.

Whether you have questions about your professional or artistic direction, these one-on-one reviews will focus on providing a platform to develop your work whilst helping to generate new ideas, connections and potential opportunities.

PCP welcomes international guest reviewer, Sheyi Bankale (UK), Curator of Next Level Projects and Editor of Next Level magazine to Perth. Sheyi is currently undertaking a residency at PICA  to develop a special Perth edition of the publication. Next Level magazine, the essential source for cutting-edge contemporary photographic art. Sheyi is also be a nominator for the 2017 Prix Pictet.

Sheyi will be sitting on the review panel alongside other highly regarded arts industry professionals including; Artist, Brad Rimmer; Independent Curator and Arts Writer, Paola Anselmi; Turner Galleries Manager and Curator, Allison Archer and PCP Director, Christine Tomàs.

Review Details
Portfolio reviews | Saturday, April 23, 10am
Submissions due | Thursday, April 21, 4pm

Initial administration fee $10
If selected, an additional fee of $120 ($110 member price) is required for the full review.

Refreshments will be provided on the day.

To ensure a high quality experience the number of participants will be limited and submissions will be reviewed prior to the session. Register online today!

Perth Centre for Photography
08 9321 4457

Mike Gray wins CLIP AWARD at Perth Centre for Photography March 18, 2016

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Mike Gray wins CLIP AWARD at Perth Centre for Photography
PCP is pleased to announce the 2016 CLIP Award winners.

Mike Gray, Backyard Bag Study
($3000 cash prize awarded by Fitzgerald Photo Imaging)Backyard Bag Study
explores the way in which the domestic world is
framed through consumption. - Judges Comments


Paul Sutherland, Interrupted Recollection VII
($1000 cash prize awarded by Fitzgerald Photo Imaging)

Interrupted Recollection VII, acutely observes the complicated messes

of our domestic and emotional spaces. - Judges comments


Matthew Abbott, dogs
($500 cash prize awarded by Fitzgerald Photo Imaging)

Matthew Abbott’s images display technical mastery of medium whilst 

complimenting a confronting subject. – Judges comments

The following two artworks were presented with honourable mentions

by the CLIP Award Judges.

Luka Prijatelj, Untitled
Marc Pricop, Huon PineCongratulations to all the finalists in the 2016 CLIP Award
and to all the 2016 CLIP AWARD winners!



Cristina de Middel, Artist
Marie Bonnal, Founding member of the CLIP Award
Dr Christopher Crouch, Artist and Writer 

Exhibition continues 18 March – 17 April 2016
Free Admission 18 Colin Street, West Perth

Image (from top to bottom) © Mike Gray, Backyard Bag Study, Archival Inkjet Print, 120 x90cm, 1/7. © Paul Sutherland, Interrupted Recollection VII, Lustre Inkjet Print, 30 x 45cm, 1/5. © Matthew Abbott, dogs, Silver Gelatin Hand Print, 120 x 101cm, 1/8. © Luka Prijatelj, Untitled, Inkjet Print, 42 x 59.4cm 1/5. © Marc Pricop, Huon Pine, Rag Pearl Inkjet Print, 60 x 60cm, 1/1.

The Perth Centre for Photography would like to acknowledge the annual support provided by the state government and the Department of Culture and the Arts Western Australia

Perth Centre for Photography COLLECTIVE November 5, 2015

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Now in its 5th year, Collective is PCP’s annual exhibition, auction, and fundraiser. Funds collected will go towards PCP’s future developments, whilst providing an opportunity for photographic artists to feature their work in a professional group exhibition and catalogue alongside many other talented and accomplished photographic artists from WA and beyond.

Since 2010 Collective has featured over 300 artists. The exhibition and catalogues presents participants with the opportunity to be seen on a national and international stage. Many of the works have been purchased by public and private collectors.

Curated by
Felicity Johnston, Curator and Graham Miller, Photographer

Artists will be announced soon!

Exhibition + Auction Opening Event
Thursday, 26 November – 6.30pm

The Consolations of Photography at Perth Centre for Photography Juha Tolonen October 13, 2015

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The Consolations of Photography by Juha Tolonen, draws from a photography book currently in production, of the
same name. The book is a reaction to the new vernacular photography that dominates the social media spaces of
Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, etc.
 These sites are now the largest photography libraries on the planet. Global
photographic output has grown exponentially in the past ten years, and with this growth the language of photography
has quickened. - 
Juha Tolonen, artist

The Consolations of Photography retraces some of the key moments in the development of photography to see if
photography can still offer more than just instant communication.

Tim Pearn, On The Beach

Tim Pearn considers the new landscape and habitat described as the Plastisphere of the Western Australian coastline
through his work, On The Beach.

Driven by the man made proliferation of polymer waste and accumulation throughout the environment, Pearn states,
this is a new landscape – a dark new nature of our own making. A recent study estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic
waste enters the oceans every year. Plastics are surely Pandora’s unwitting curse on humanity and the environment.’

This exhibition explores the arrival of the Anthropocene, a new epoch, which acknowledges that the principal process of
geophysical change on the planet is driven by human activity. – Tim Pearn, artist

Opening Event
Thursday, 22 October

Artist Talks
Friday, 23 October

Consolations of Photography – Part V
Presented by Dr. Juha Tolonen

Kurt Vonnegut once said it is art that makes the world bearable. Others have relied on religion, family, nature or even
philosophy for counsel and comfort. But, art photography, especially in the post-photography era, a period when
photography turned in on itself, is not where you would generally turn to seek consolation. Ironic distance, large-scale
spectacle and interrogation have largely been the order of the day. And people are usually more critical than celebratory
about the mass of photography they encounter in social media, where photography is often little more than a status update
flicking across a screen. Does a culture where photography is abundant and fleeting necessarily create photographs that
are superficial and shallow? Screen culture has transformed photography, but has it sacrificed quality for quantity?

This seminar will discuss ways we can negotiate this new era of photography and still create photographs that are
enduring and meaningful.

Date + time
Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 6pm

$40 members (Valid for all PCP Membership levels)
$45 students / non-members
$50 non-members

Enrolments due: 20 October 2015

Become a PCP Member now

Requirements 18 yrs + an interest in photography, and a willingness to explore the ‘why’ of photography, rather than the ‘how’. 
Refreshments available during sessions.

PCP Iris Awards July 26, 2015

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18 Colin Street, West Perth
(cnr Colin Grove)
Car park entrance on Colin Grove

The IRIS Award is an annual international prize recognising new and outstanding portraiture in photo-based media offering over $4000 in cash.

The criteria for selection focuses on portraits that are unique, original and engaging whilst maintaining excellence in photography.


Matthew Abbott Claire Alexander Di Bacic Nathan Beard Harley Bell Simon Bernhardt
Ailsa Bowyer Aaron Bradbrook Chris Budgeon William Bullimore Brett Canet-Gibson
Ellen Dahl Renee Doropoulos Ebony Finck Jane Finlay Julian Frichot Christopher Fulham
Alana Hall Samantha Hughes Tracey Lamb Joe Randazzo Jaala Lee-Emery Caroline McGrath
Grant Patrick David Porteus Steffen Kloster Poulsen Scott Price Mike Read Harry Reid Sadler
Matt Sav Darren Smith Lindsay Varvari Hilary Walker Josh Wells Duncan Wright Zhe Zhu

Winners will be announced on opening night.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Collective Perth Centre for Photography December 10, 2014

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PCP’s annual group exhibition and auction showcasing an eclectic mix of some of the best photographic
art from Australia and beyond.

Thursday, 11th of December, 6pm – late

Margaret Moore, Program Manager at Perth International Arts Festival

Paul Avon-Smith

ARTISTS (Full list of artists to be released Friday 28th)
Svetlana Bailey, Jacqueline Ball, Kevin Ballantine, Paul Batt, Olga Cironis,
Rebecca Dagnall, Kristian Haggblom, Sam Harris, Bronek Kozka,
Jim Naughten, Justin Spiers, Juha Tolonen, Christopher Young..

Perth Centre for Photography
100 Aberdeen Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000