2 September - 1st October

IRIS Award 2016

PCP would like to congratulate and thank all the finalists and winners of the 2016 IRIS Award :

The IRIS Award 2016 Overall Winner : Chris Bowes, First Impression

($3000 cash prize) 

One of the defining characteristics of photography is its ability to immortalise a moment. This image 
features a piece of butcher’s paper that has been pressed against my face. Once the photo was created 
the paper was destroyed, and although the process can be repeated the same object will never be 
replicated. Here the papers temporal form is preserved within the frame, and with it a trace of my 
physical likeness at the moment of its creation. 
- Chris Bowes

Student Award WinnerMadeline BishopLiz and Talulah

($1000 cash prize awarded by Fitzgerald Photo Imaging)

Liz and Talulah is from a two year project looking at the lives of young women living together and the 
relationships that form in this environment. 
Madeline Bishop

Judges Commendation AwardMatthew Abbott, Matt and Jessie 

($500 cash prize)

Young lovers, the morning after the Croydon Rodeo. 
Matthew Abbott

2016 IRIS AWARD Finalists

Matthew Abbott  |  Madeline Bishop  |  Paul Blackmore  |  Claire Blankendaal  
Chris Bowes  |  Aaron Bradbrook  |  Shannon Calcott  |  Brett Canet-Gibson  
Jade Clifford  |  Simon Deadman  |  Kern Hendricks  |  Bridget Hough-Neilson  
Moon Hee Kim  |  Bronek Kozka  |  Jon Lewis  |  Mia Mala McDonald & Catherine Tipping
Amy Meacham  |  Emma Murray  |  DeeDee Noon  |  Kellie North  |  Isabelle Osborne 
Sonja Porter  |  David Porteus  |  Marc Pricop  |  Heather Raadgever  |  Cecilia Saurí  
Tristan Still  |  Sarah Walzer  |  Laurence Watts  |  Alex Weltlinger  |  Alexandra Zhidkikh

This year's CLIP AWARD was carefully selected by :

Andy AdamsIndependent Producer + Publisher, Creator of FlakPhoto
Robert CookCurator of Contemporary Design and International, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Loren KronemyerArtist

 July – 21 August 


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 ga
p, 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 post-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.



 MIKE GRAY, Corrupt


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.



10 June - 10 July

Post Natural History (Archeology of the future) Vincent Fournier 

Mixing history and anticipation, memory and science fiction the Post Natural History project shows 
a collection of ‘upcoming species’ based upon synthetic biology and cybernetics. Presented in the 
style of Cabinet of curiosity, with it’s uncanny but also familiar beauty; this poetic and sensitive bestiary 
questions our relationship to nature and technology. 

The exhibition consists of photographic images and SLS prints (3D).

The Perth Centre for Photography would like to acknowledge the generous support provided for this exhibition by :


Decolonist Katie West 

How can we undo the damage done by colonialism? What could it mean for us as individuals? Through reflecting
 on the impact of colonisation upon her sense of self as an Aboriginal woman, Katie West has developed her 
own method of decolonisation. Decolonist is a space to experience West’s personal meditation practice, where 
breathing out the traumas of colonisation and breathing in a decolonised state of mind can give life to philosophy 
and action that might dominate a new decolonised Australian reality.

29 April - 29 May 

Pool & Shadow Boxing Zoë Croggon 

Dreaming of Fata Morgana Tanya Dyhin

Trouble In Utopia The Welcome Collective 

18 March - 17 April

The CLIP Award is an internationally recognised photographic prize for new perspectives in natural and 
urban landscape photography. The selection criteria focuses on images which are original, stimulating, 
and that challenge traditional notions of landscape photography.

Backyard Bag Study Mike Gray | 2016 CLIP Award Winner

($3000 cash prize awarded by Fitzgerald Photo Imaging)

Interrupted Recollection VII 


Paul Sutherland 

Student Award Winner

($1000 cash prize awarded by Fitzgerald Photo Imaging)

dogs Matthew Abbott | Judges Commendation Award

© Matthew Abbott, dogs, Silver Gelatin Hand Print, 120 x 101cm, 1/8.
($500 cash prize awarded by Fitzgerald Photo Imaging)


Cristina De Middel 


Internationally acclaimed, award 


winning artist.



Marie Bonnal Founding member of the CLIP Award

Dr Christopher Crouch Artist and Writer 



5 February –6 March

The Afronauts Cristina De Middel

In 1964, still living the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that 
would put the first African person on the moon catching up the USA and the Soviet Union in the space race.

“Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from 
a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery. 
- Cristina de Middel 

11 December - 24 January

Surface Tension Scott Price

Australian Dream 
Amy Carkeek

Artist Talk Friday, 23 Jan 6pm Scott Price and Amy Carkeek (Free admission).

4 December - 6 December


AUTOLUMINESCENT showcases the diverse range of photographic practices from the graduating students of Curtin University's 
School of Design and Art.

Exhibition continues 4th-6th December



An annual exhibition and fundraiser which presents a range of collectable photographic artworks, unique limited 
edition print sets and signed photo books available for purchase.

This year Felicity Johnston, Curator and Graham Miller, Photographer have selected a dynamic mix of Australia's most intriguing 
and collectable photographic artworks.

With over 35 emerging and established Australian and international artists, Collective is one of Australia's most prestigious 
photography events of the year.

Kevin Ballantine  Christophe Canato  Jackson Eaton  Mike Gray  Claire Martin  Graham Miller  Brad Rimmer  Toni Wilkinson  
Juha Tolonen Christopher Young 

Duncan Barnes Simon Bernhardt  Lyle Branson  Tania Lee Crow   Nick De Bruin  Simon Deadman  Kay Forster  Steven Gerard  
Samantha Hughes  Joseph Landro  Jordan Madge  Daniel Marano  Caroline McGrath  Boris Milas  Adelina Onicas  
Tim Palman  Mark Parfitt  Harriet Perryer  Ashley Porter  Sonja Porter  Ebony Talijancich  George Vavakis  Gwenaël Velge  
James Whineray  Duncan Wright

Perth Centre for Photography, 18 Colin Street (corner Colin Grove), West Perth, Western Australia

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

Silent auction continues until Sunday 29th 4pm sharp! 

October 2015

Consolations of Photography, Juha Tolonen

On The Beach, Tim Pearn

September - October 2015

Money Can't Buy Me Love, Nicole Monks (Lead Artist) | Luke Butterly (Collaborative Photographer)

Small Choir, Scott Morrison

Busied and bruised with looking... Audrey Appudurai, Tarsh Bates, Emily Parsons-Lord, Devon Ward

August - September 2015


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 
Darren Smith Lindsay Varvari Hilary Walker Josh Wells Duncan Wright 

Proudly sponsored by


August - September 2015

Chris Bowes Leftovers

Image © Chris Bowes

Rhiannon Tully The Kids

Image © Rhiannon Tully

Jacqui Monks
 Another Side

Image © Jacqui Monks

February 2015

Charles Kasprzak  Photographic Ethnography of the Swan River
Image © Charles Kasprzak

A unique representation of the Swan River in Western Australia between Guildford and Fremantle.

Linda Wachtel  
found Inform

Image © Linda Wachtel

A personal meditation on space presenting a series photographs taken during memorable spatial encounters.

December 2014


Image © Graham Miller

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


Ball, Kevin Ballantine, Olga Cironis, David Collins, Rebecca DagnallSam Harris, Dan McCabe

Miller, Jim Naughten, Justin Spiers, Juha TolonenChristopher Young, Panizza Allmark, Troy Allwright

Ammon, Phoebe AvenueSvetlana Bailey, Justin Barnes, Chloe Bartram, David Jo Bradley, Paul Batt

BransonArno Blax, Jaryd Brazier, Shannon Calcott, Christophe Canato, Darren Clayton, Caroline Day

Deadman, Dominika Debska, Renee Doropoulos, Melissa Eder, Jane Finlay, Suzie Fox, Daniel Gerwien

Häggblom, Alice Harris, Paris Hawken, Alan Hill & Kelly Hussey-SmithPablo Hughes, Sarah Landro

Landro, Ireneusz Luty, Rebecca Mansell, Daniel Marano, Julian Masters, Caroline McGrath, Kirstyn McMullan

Moffatt, Emiko Monobe, Guido NigroMark Parfitt, Ché Parker, Sandhya Porritt, Harrison Reid Sadler

Reinhart, Tim SextonDarren Smith, Justin Spiers, Suellen Symons, Ebony Talijancich, Lolly Tarver

ThauvetteNina Thomas, Christine Tomás, Rhiannon Tully,  Gwenaël Velge, Dianna Wells, Josh Wells

Welyczko, James Whineray, Emily Willis, Duncan Wright, Fabien Zuffo Deschamps 

11 December - 19 December


There are some introduced plants in Australia that have gone beyond adaption to rapidly evolve into new 
species found only 
here and there is yet to be an explanation why, scientific or otherwise. This is the starting 
point for Mike Gray’s latest series, 
‘New Australian Plants and Animals’. He metaphorically aligns his 
subject matter, the partially naturalised immigrant’s psyche, 
with the immeasurable effect that Terra 
Australis has on introduced species.

As a way of approaching the ‘immeasurable’ Gray has created a body of multi-disciplinary works that speculate on the unknown 
aesthetic that takes place inside the human eye. Through photographs, 
sculptures and installations based on single element 
lenses the viewer is re-introduced to the fundamental, 
preconscious sensation of the physical world interfacing with the physical self.

By devolving the lens to a point prior to photography’s invention Gray has created unique works that remove 
the mind’s role in 
rendering flat, sharp perception to reveal an ‘arc of focus’ which, on different subconscious 
levels, both makes sense and unsettles. 

The disquiet experienced through isolating the body from the mind informs the impetus for this series; Gray's 
belief that there is 
something about Oz that exerts itself on the partially naturalised immigrant in ways that 
can’t be sensed.

25 September - 26 October

© Olga Cironis

Olga Cironis’s practice is determined by her Czech/Greek Australian identity.  Both her art and her identity are marked by migrancy, by the locations and dislocations of belonging and un-belonging, and by the objects that mark our comings and goings. Cironis troubles the definitions of personal and cultural identity. She includes herself amongst the everyday ‘things’ that she has collected from friends, found on roadsides, or sourced from deceased estates. For Cironis, such  fragments are loaded with meaning and seeped in nostalgia; domestic furniture, blankets, clothing, ornaments, hair, toys and artefacts. The pieces are metonymic, metaphoric and fetishistic. Cironis re-invests these discarded objects with an elusive significance, suggesting that her identity (and her art) is a complex process of losing and finding, of  holding on and letting go. - Josephine Wilson BRONEK KOZKA THEME PARK SERIES, SHENZEN, CHINA

© Bronek Kozka
The Theme Park series explores hyper-reality, the re-staging of memories of place and photography, it also looks at ideas of representation and re-construction.  Cultural theme parks, out-door museums and historical re-enactments (re-enactment groups) provide the basis for my research for this series. Their ability to create, control and manufacture an experience informs my art making practice. As Nick Stanley explains in his essay Chinese ThemeParks and National Identity, “The visitor is invited not only to inspect but also to enter the theatrical sense of the occasion.”  In this series I visited 3 theme parks in Shenzhen in southern China, Splendid China, China Folk Culture Village and Window of the World. Each space tackled their chosen theme in quite different ways yet they all employed the same sense that they were manufacturing an experience to be consumed. 

22 August - 22 September 


Hereros, a portrait exhibition of Herero tribe members of Namibia, revealing a material 
culture that harkens the region’s tumultuous past: residents wear Victorian era dresses 
and paramilitary 
costume as a direct result and documentation of its early 20th century 
German colonization. 

© Jim Naughten, Herero Woman in Orange Dress, 2012

The Perth Centre for Photography kindly acknowledges the strong support provided towards this exhibition by our project partners



Shells have long been associated with fertility and as exoskeletons their functional role is to support, protect and feed the creature that lives within, as is the role of a mother. This series of images explores the human desire to better understand ourselves through the wisdom of nature, in all of her and our complexities.

© Carine Thevenau

Both exhibitions are part of the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2014.

9 May - 9 June


Contemporary Landscape In Photography

© Harrison Reid Sadler, Study of a Partially Frozen Waterfall, 2014 (installation view), Highly Commended

© Graham Miller, Cyclorama Point, Judges Commendation

© Gwenaël Velge, Inhabited #1, Student Award

© Emma Leslie, Gesture Study #2, The CLIP Award First Prize

CLIP 2014 is an international and exciting selection which charts the reaches of landscape in photography by a group of incisive and interesting photographers, who niggle and push at what landscape photography is and can be. This year, they have taken the medium into new conceptual realms, but also, always being acutely aware of the profoundly human position in the seemingly simple, but ever complex act of making or taking a photograph of the world around us. CLIP 2014 points to the persistence and relevance of the landscape in photography today.  Leigh Robb, Curator - Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 2014 CLIP Award Judge

9 May - 9 June

Darren Siwes

Oz Omnium Rex Et Regina
 and Mulaga Gudgerie 

Curated by Carly Lane

Image © Darren Siwes, Bronze Boy, photographic print on Kodak Endura Metallic Paper, ed. 10, 90 x 120cm (Top)       
Image © Darren Siwes, Kwin, 2013 Giclee Print on Kodak Lustre, 120 x 100cm ed 10 + 2 AP (Bottom image)

9 May - 9 June


Image © James Whineray, 2014 IRIS AWARD Winner 

Image © Todd Anderson-Kunert, 2014 IRIS AWARD Judges Commendation

Image © Ariel Cameron, 2014 IRIS AWARD Student Prize Winner

4 April - 5 May

Consuelo Cavaniglia
drive through the city's edge

 Image © Consuelo Cavaniglia

Rohan Hutchinson

The Kanawaza Study


The Kanawaza Study

   Image © Rohan Hutchinson

Robyn Creagh

Unfixed Connections

      Image © Robyn Creagh

Nina Ross

The Language Between Us

    Image © Nina Ros

14 February - 16 March

Connie Petrillo
Cabinets of Curiosities

                                                                          Image © Connie Petrillo

Justin Spiers + Jonathon W Marshall

Meat Fence

                                                                          Image © Justin Spiers

To download the Meat Fence catalogue, click here

Opening 13 Feb, 6pm 
Guest speaker - Dr. Christopher Crouch Professor of Design Edith Cowan University
Artists' talk 16 Feb, 2pm 


23 August - 22 September

PCP 21st Anniversary exhibition
Curated by Paola Anselmi

Curated by Paola Anselmi

2013 is a milestone year for the Perth Centre for Photography. PCP is coming of age. It’s been an extraordinary journey of growth. From humble beginnings as the Photography Gallery of WA at the Bridge Gallery in William Street, to a second incarnation as the Photography Centre at ArtsHouse, and finally the Perth Centre for Photography on Brisbane Street and now in its new premises on Aberdeen street, the PCP’s future has never looked more positive. In over two decades of existence the PCP has made it its missions to foster, support and promote the best of photographic practice and practitioners in this state and beyond. 

Momentum is a coming of age story. It's about looking back as well as ahead to new initiatives and growth.  

Logo © Perth Centre for Photography

27 September - 27 October

Aaron Bradbrook


Image © Aaron Bradbrook, Untitled No. 1

Katie Breckon

Set This House In Order

Image © Katie Breckon, Stereo, 256 Fergusson Drive

23 August - 22 September

Darkness on the Edge of Town

Curated by Kyle Weise

Image © David Mutch, Untitled #1 (Series The Tourists)

18 July - 18 August



Iris Award Winner

Image © Jackson Eaton, Title: Melfies - Iris Award Winner 2013 (WA, Australia)

 Student Prize Winner


 Image © Joshua Rampling, Title: Untitled - Iris Award Student Winner 2013 (WA, Australia)

Judges Commendation Winner

 Image © Maria Cecilia Sauri, Juana, Judges Commendation Winner (BA, Argentina)

13 June - 14 July


Uncertain Surrenders

Image © Toni Wilkinson, #46

Finding the coexistence of beauty and menace in the maternal bond and photography. In this long term project, Wilkinson explores the process of growing up through the maternal prism and with it, the themes of independence, love, and letting go into a world that is less than perfect.

Toni Wilkinson is a Perth based photographer who has exhibited widely throughout Australia. She was recently invited to exhibit Uncertain Surrenders at the prestigious Photoquai Festival of photography Paris, France.


Image © Svetlana Bailey, 10/01, 2010

In this series of landscapes, Bailey investigates the ambivalence between belonging and being separate. Fog and Haze are used to symbolise the transitory quality of one`s surroundings and the insecurity of one`s experience in the landscape. In unclear air, objects lose their finiteness and their context is removed, this creates a separation in which things are no longer bound by their surroundings.

Svetlana Bailey is a Russian born photographer based in Sydney. She was the winner of PCP APACHE CLIP Award in 2012 and continues to exhibit in Australia and overseas.


Image © Juhani Koivumäki, Video Still

Sin is a video piece about the desire for the forbidden.

Juhani Koivumäki is Finnish artist based in Helsinki. His work explores universal hurting points and spiritual self-consciousness. Juhani has exhibited all over the world and recently exhibited at the Wallflower Photomedia Gallery in Victoria.

Sin will be Juhani's introductory showing to Western Australian audiences.

09 May – 09 June 

Apache CLIP AWARDS 2013

Image © Sonia Payes, 2013 Apache CLIP Award Winner

The CLIP Award is an internationally recognised photographic prize for new perspectives in Landscape photography. The selection criteria focuses on images which are original, stimulating, and that challenge traditional notions of landscape photography. Works are selected blindly by a panel of experts and the winners will be announced during the opening night.

04 April – 05 May 

Alice Blanch
No Fixed Time or Space

 Image © Alice Blanch

Ingvar Kenne

 Image © Ingvar Kenne

Ashley Porter

 Image © Ashley Porter

Sonal Kantaria
Naseeb: Trafficked

 Image © Sonal Kantaria                                                       

Naseeb: Trafficked
 takes an intimate look into the dramatic stories of young Indian females who have been kidnapped or sold off into prostitution, and subsequently rescued from brothels. Sonal’s sensitive portrayal and in depth investigation into the bowels of Mumbai and Calcutta brings into sharp focus the gender, economic and class flesh trade.

Rachael Papo
Serial No. 3817131 

 Image © Rachel Papo 

After serving in the Israeli air force at age eighteen, Rachel Papo re-enters the military world via photography. 
The exhibition explores the interrupted lives of eighteen-year-old Israeli women who are plucked from their home surroundings and are placed in a rigorous institution where individuality is temporarily forced aside in the name of nationalism.



18 January - 10 February 2013


A group exhibition by 2012 Table Talks participants
18 January - 10 February 2013






Jeremy Blincoe
Fleeting Embrace

26 October - 6 December 2012

 © Jeremy Blincoe (Winning image Uncover Award 2012)

Melbourne based photographer Jeremy blincoe will exhibit his photographic series, Fleeting Embrace, a reflection of the artists concerns for the planet’s declining environmental health and it’s effects on future generations. Fleeting Embrace will be exhibited simultaneously with the 2013 Uncover finalists.


26 October - 6 December 2012

 © Aaron Bradbrook (Winning image Uncover Award 2013)

Exhibition opening Thursday 25 October, 6pm
Jeremy Blincoe Artist Talk 5:30pm


Perth Centre for Photography
IRIS Award 2012

6 September - 7 October 2012

 © Flavia Schuster (Winning image IRIS Award 2011)

The IRIS Award is an annual international prize recognising new and outstanding portraiture in photo-based media offering over $4,000 in prizes. 

Click here to see the IRIS Award 2012 Winners 

“Laden with ambiguity and uncertainty, the portrait is perhaps the most complex area of artistic practice... Motivations and desires are never really clear and reactions to a portrait can vary enormously. To one it can be exploitative, engaging or ethically uncertain, and to another tender, informed and noble. These tensions make portraiture one of the most compelling of artistic genres and also one of the most popular'”
Susan Bright, Photography Now

View the IRIS Award 2012 catalogue

Stuart Ridgway
Closely Observed

6 September - 7 October 2012

© Stuart Ridgway

Perth artist Stuart Ridgway presents Closely Observed, an exhibition exploring small scale photography with a focus on the mundane and overlooked. Included are retro style pieces and textural, angular references which render the photographs ambiguous at first glance.

Exhibition opening Thursday September 6, 6pm


Daniel King
Look Closer

2 August - 2 September 2012

 © Daniel King

People can have their beliefs challenged by being asked to take a second look at the underlying stereotypes that are often the basis of those beliefs.

In Look Closer, photographer and film-maker Daniel King, aims to show the negative stereotypes associated with people of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander descent and dares people to review, acknowledge and perhaps, even re-think their own prejudices.

The series of black and white photographs are presented with dry humor to produce a body of work that is simultaneously powerful and playful. Each image is labeled with a piece of conversational context that are both humorous and devastating in their familiarity. They are examples of the types of conversation that are still all too common in Australia. The images can expose a person to the prejudices for the first the first time; lead them to acknowledge their existence and impact, or to serve as a mirror that reflects back the viewer’s own misconceptions. This process can lead to the acknowledgement of personal prejudices that are vehemently denied.

Many issues can only be discussed once they have been publicly revealed. King’s photographs have the potential to start this conversation. These dialogues open up the possibility of a world where there is no need or desire to stereotype cultures in such a way.

To see a short documentary about Daniel Kings Look Closer project filmed at the Melbourne International Arts Festival in 2011 please click here.

Everyone welcome
Free admission

Artist Talk
Wednesday 1 August 

Exhibition Opening: 
Thursday 2 August 6pm


Patricia Casey
Scented Gardens for the Blind

29 June - 29 July 2012

 © Patricia Casey

Patricia Casey’s exhibition Scented Gardens for the Blinddisplays her artistic creativity in the form of black and white photographic prints on cotton, with embroidered details of metallic threads, and handmade lace. These works are firmly embedded in the tradition of photography forming a partnership with high end digital imaging and old world crafts. 

Patricia describes her exhibition as “dreamlike landscapes hovering on the border where dreams and reality are blurred. They explore our ability to lose oneself and become immersed in a special place.” Click here to find our more about the artist.

Jo-Anne Duggan
Wondrous Possessions

29 June - 29 July 2012

© Jo-Anne Duggan

Wondrous Possessions is a visual and philosophical explanation that rethinks our engagement with material culture and history. 

This is an exhibition of exquisite images of the historic palazzi constructed by the Gonzaga family in Mantua, Italy; the Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo Te and Palazzo San Sebastiano, as well as the state archives, Archivio di Stato di Mantova. This work depicts the monumental salons of these once private palazzi as well as the secret spaces that sequester and archive the wondrous possessions that speak both of the profoundly rich histories and remarkable inhabitants, as well as the ever shifting and re-shaping of history and historic architecture.  Represented by The Colour Factory

Exhibition opening 28 June

Perth Centre for Photography is proud to be a partner 
of the City of Perth Winter Arts Season


Perth Centre for Photography
2012 Apache CLIP Award

24 May - 24 June 2012

 © Svetlana Bailey 2012 Apache CLIP AWARD winner

This award exhibition showcases urban and environmental contemporary landscapes in photography. The award encourages submissions from both up-and-coming and highly acclaimed photographers. It encourages original thought from individuals and concentrates on strong conceptual notions of common landscape photography.

The Perth Centre for Photography is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Apache CLIP Awards:

Apache Regional Award ($500 Prize) - Chris Round
Commendation Award ($500 Prize) - Sarah Landro
Student Award ($1000 prize) - Alex Malkovic

and the winner of the 2012 Apache CLIP Award ($3000 prize) - Svetlana Bailey

View the 2012 Apache CLIP Award catalogue

David-Ashley Kerr

24 May - 24 June 2012

© David-Ashley Kerr

Rückenfigur builds upon Kerr's current and ongoing research interest into the archetype, cultural identity, and its relationship to physical environment. The works explore the relationship between the lone cultural identity and their environment. 

Artist Talk
Sunday 10th June, 3pm

Free admission
Refreshments available


Robbie Cooper
Alter Ego

15 Mar - 20 May 2012

 © Robbie Cooper

This exhibition explores the concept of virtual reality. Individuals become involved so heavily in the basic social psychology of their virtual life, that reality can become distant.

One questions whether the virtual life encourages social interaction or isolation and what that may mean for our community. By recording the appearance of the real person alongside that of their avatar, Robert Cooper compares individuals with their avatar identity.

As a part of the 2012 Foto Freo Festival
View the exhibition catalogue

Phillip Toledano
A New Kind of Beauty

15 Mar - 20 May 2012

© Phillip Toledano

"When we re-make ourselves, are we revealing our true character, or are we stripping away our very identity? Perhaps we are creating a new kind of beauty. An amalgam of surgery, art and popular culture? And if so, are the results the vanguard of human induced evolution?"
- Phillip Toledano

Erin Coates, Sohan Hayes and Jacqui Monks

15 Mar - 28 Apr 2012   Audio Visual Room

Redshift, an immersive video installation by Perth artists Erin Coates, Sohan Ariel Hayes and Jacqui Monks.


Perth Centre for Photography

9 Feb - 11 Mar 2012



A photography exhibition and auction showcasing an eclectic mix of collectable work by emerging and established, local, national and international photographic artists.

Panizza Allmark  Alan Arazo  Nik Babic  Jacqueline Ball  Kevin Ballantine  Paul Batt  Harley Graeme Bell  Jeremy Blincoe  Jesse Burke  Lyle Branson  Christophe Canato  Rebecca Dagnall  Krissie Dawson  Janko Dragovic  Jackson Eaton  Mike Gray  Kristian Haggblom  Pablo Hughes  Shane Hulbert  Gina Maher  Luke Marshall  Melanie McKee  Stacy Mehrfar  Graham Miller  Tony Nathan  Ché Parker  Bill Purvis  Joel Wynn Rees  Michael Robinson  Matthew Christopher Saville  Jennifer Schüssler  Flavia Schuster  Justin Spiers  Amy Stein  Lloyd Stubber  Carley Ternes  Geneviève Thauvette  Christine Tomás  Charles Verbeke  Jarrad Weir  James Whineray  Christopher Young

Western Australian Photographic Book Survey
& Art/Text/Clearinghouse Project

9 Feb - 11 Mar 2012

Perdita Phillips

© Perdita Phillips, The Estrildid Orchestra (series), 2010

Combining a survey of historical and contemporary Western Australian photographic books with current collaborative book projects between artists and writers from a variety of backgrounds, the exhibitions investigate the relationship between books, photographs and the textual form. 

Curated by Lethologica Press, participants include Eleanor Leonne Bennett, Denise Brown, Nandi Chinna, Thea Costantino, Liana Joy Christensen, Emmanuela Dos Santos Dias, Vivienne Glance, Marie Lochman, Eric James Mitchell, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Perdita Phillips, Gail Robinson, Flavio Rosa, Dianne and Kathryn Souphandavong and Andrea Smith.


Michael Ziebarth

27 Oct - 21 Nov 2011

Michael Ziebarth

© Michael Ziebarth

Rhiannon Newton

27 Oct - 21 Nov 2011

Rhiannon Newton

© Rhiannon Newton



Matthew Christopher Saville
This is the wild

29 Sept - 23 Oct 2011

© Matthew Christopher Saville

Finalist projections

29 Sept - 23 Oct 2011

© Jeremy Blincoe, UNCOVER 2011 winner


Nick Rochowski
The Liminal Points Project

1 September - 25 September 2011

2010 © Nick Rochowski

Yavuz Erkan
Blind Chance: Remnants of a boy soldier

1 September - 25 September 2011

© Yavuz Erkan



Perth Centre for Photography 

IRIS Award

4th August - 28th August 2011

Tony, 2010 © Claire Martin. (2010 IRIS Award Winner)

Todd Anderson-Kunert, Warwick Baker, Linsey Gosper & Michelle Tran 

4th August - 28th August 2011

© Warwick Baker


Bindi Cole 

7th July - 31st July 2011

© Bindi Cole

The term Sistagirl is used to describe a transgender person in Tiwi Island culture. Traditionally, the term was Yimpininni. The very existence of the word provides some indication of the inclusive attitudes historically extended towards Aboriginal sexual minorities. Colonisation not only wiped out many indigenous people, it also had an impact on Aboriginal culture and understanding of sexual and gender expression. As Catholicism took hold and many traditions were lost, this term became a thing of the past.

An artist talk by visiting artist Bindi Cole will accompany this exhibition.

Perth Centre for Photography gratefully acknowledges the generous contribution made by Alhere Artepe, Aboriginal Corporation in order to bring Bindi Cole and the important and highly acclaimed ‘Sistagirls’ exhibition to Western Australia.


Kristian Haggblom 

7th July - 31st July 2011

© Kristian Haggblom

Suomi is an exhibition that explores the interconnected relationships between people, places and the environment and the consequent interaction of society, space and nature. Landscape as a cultural construct is nature for the taking, to be tamed, framed and contained for human consumption. These photographs were made during and Australia Council residency and are an extension of Haggblom's PhD research that visually documents Australian touristscapes and investigates what we - as visitors - physically and psychologically gain from touristic experiences. Read More

An artist talk by visiting artist Kristian Haggblom will accompany this exhibition.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory board.



CLIP Award

10th June - 3rd July 2011

© Emiliano Roia (2010 CLIP Award Winner)

The CLIP Award is an international prize recognising contemporary landscapes in photo-based media. The criteria for selection focuses on images that are original and stimulating whilst challenging traditional notions of landscape photography.

View CLIP AWARD 2011 winners

ECU Environmental Sustainability Award

10th June - 3rd July 2011

© Mike Gray

The selections in this exhibition are from the Photography for Environmental Sustainability Competition- that showcases the principles and practices of environmental sustainability in conjunction with World Environmental Day on 5 June 2011.


Zhao Qing
12 Days

13th May - 5th June 2011

 © Zhao Qing



This work highlights the impact of the tragedy on the ordinary citizens of Sichuan province and the dramatic rescue efforts undertaken by the Chinese Army, medical teams and volunteers in response to the earthquake.

Zhao Qing provides a moving social documentary of the first twelve days of rescue, and follows this drama with a poignant portrayal of the lives of people affected by the tragedy in the months and years after the event as they overcome adversity and start their lives again.

This exhibition is part of PCP’s annual Mayday showcase, where we focus on photography with a social conscience, and seek out photography that harnesses the human qualities of the medium.

This exhibition will be opened accompanied by special guest speakers; 
Consul General Wang Wyner, China and
The Right Honourable John Day, Minister for the Arts Western Australia. 


Nassima Rothacker
Lucid Dreaming

14th April - 8 May 2011

Gravitate © Nassima Rothacker

"This is a series about the power of communicating without words, about a journey of self-discovery. Sometimes I capture these images knowing what they mean to me, but when trying to find the words to describe them, it seems to take away the depth and mystery of the intention that formed the idea in the first place." Nassima Rothacker

Lucid dreaming is a state in which the dreamer becomes aware of him or herself within a reality that is not commonplace, nor belonging to the day-to-day world in which we live. Imagination makes fluid the idea of a wall between one reality and another. Moving through the deep heavy currents towards the light, working towards understanding and freedom from perceived limitation.

Robyn Bernadt
One Hundred Paper Assemblages

14 April - 8 May 2011

© Robyn Bernadt

‘One Hundred Paper Assemblages’, is an exhibition of one hundred individual three dimensional paper collage works, plus a large-scale digital projection work.

The works for this exhibition grew out of a desire to create a series of one hundred collage works that explore the themes of female sexuality, love and desire. The paper assemblages are intimate, handcrafted objects that possess a cinematographic quality. Each piece from the series is photographed, edited and re-contextualized as a large-scale digital projection work.


Olivia Martin McGuire
The Sleepers

17th March - 10th April 2011

Helen Dreams © Olivia Martin-McGuire

Sydney artist Olivia Martin-McGuire photographs her subjects at the point where consciousness finally slips away and sleep takes over. On a bed in the studio, she captures the artless choreography of sleep; the intimate way couples hold or fall against each other and the graceful simplicity of bodies without inhibition. Shot on medium format film in sharp detail, we are able to observe every hair on these sleepers’ bodies at the moment when they are most vulnerable. Martin-McGuire’s images are intensely, almost unbearably, intimate. She exposes the frailty and awkwardness of humans gently and without judgement.

Mark Penhale

17th March - 10th April 2011

Broken Turtle © Mark Penhale.

"Access to x-ray machines is not always possible during work hours. During the day the desolate subjects are gathered from bins, dumps and butchers, road kill is scraped from the bitumen, then under the cover of darkness these poor lost souls are disturbed. Ushered into the radiology suite and exposed to x-ray examination." Mark Penhale, WA Artist

This exhibition will accompany x-rays mounted on lightboxes and projections. The artist will be in the gallery on Sundays.


Jesse Burke (USA)

18th February - 14th March 2011

© Jesse Burke

"The work in Low explores the fragile lives of homeless men. I photographed subjects who occupied the space between two shelters that supply basic needs to the homeless and addicted, a crossroads of sorts. The men in my images hardly represent the commonly understood ideals of masculinity. Instead they are scarred, bruised, and worn. Their bodies are proof of the harsh existence they face. They are laid bare and allow us to see into their souls through their open and awkward presentation.. 

"The images are meant to reference the pain and grief found in historical paintings of Christ. The straightforward images of weeds are meant to compliment the men and reinforce the idea that they are living on the fringes of society and are equally forgotten.. All the images in Low are meant to find the humanity in and to glorify these men, to place them on a pedestal and emphasize their individual beauty."

Jesse Burke

Genevieve Thauvette (Canada)

18th February - 14th March 2011

© Genevieve Thauvette

"This series pays homage to a group of talented female artists, often eclipsed by the men they inspired. By putting these women prominently before the audience and using elements symbolizing aspects found in their own art, I am attempting to promote them as icons in their own right. 

However, in these self-portraits I still hold photographs of their male counterparts (represented by my father and partner). Although I cannot separate them from their influence, the woman possesses them through this act. It is she that commands the space. But not without acknowledging the importance of a dynamism that has been so essential to the production of great art... Although these pieces do put on the cloak of feminist intent, it does not deny the importance of the men in their lives. They cannot help but be associated with each other; they equally reciprocated in the development of their artistic verve." 

Genevieve Thauvette


  exhibition I auction I fundraiser I program finale

Auction/program finale
Friday, 17 December, 6pm 

Exhibition/silent auction
Tuesday 9 Dec - Friday 17 Dec, 3pm

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