3 February - 4 March
The Park Toni Wilkinson
Taken Spaces Leela Schauble & Madeline Bishop
Images (Top) © Toni Wilkinson (Bottom) © Madeline Bishop
9 - 17 December 2016
The Human Rights Exhibition Project
Curated by Katrine Bregengaard
The Human Rights Exhibition Project draws on UNESCO’s travelling Human Rights Exhibition. The 1949
exhibition was conceived as a vehicle for disseminating the content of the “Universal Declaration of Human
Rights” adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948.
Rightfully Ours, Rightfully Yours: Visualising Indigenous Human Rights
Curated by Glenn Iseger-Pilkington and Donna Oxenham
‘Rightfully Ours, Rightfully Yours: Visualising Indigenous Human Rights’ curated by Donna
Oxenham and Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, interrogates assertions of, and infringements upon
Indigenous peoples’ human rights (historically and in the here and now) through the
presentation of powerful imagery and creative practice, emergent of Indigenous Australian
peoples and communities.
Opening Event | Thursday December 8, 6.30pm
Curatorial Discussion | To precede the official opening, you are invited to meet the curators of
these two powerful exhibition. Join us on Thursday December 8 at 5.30pm to have a conversation
with Katrine Kravin Bregengaard and Donna Oxenham.
Images © (top) Musee Galliera Facade (bottom) © Michael Cook (Bidjara Peoples) MOTHER (PRAM) 2016 (detail)
(Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer)
24 November - 27 November
18 November - 20 November
exhibition + silent auction fundraiser
Collective is PCP's annual group exhibition and auction showcasing collectable photographic work by
emerging and established, local, national and international artists.
With over 35 artworks, whether you are an emerging or established collector, you're looking for a
gift or simply need to decorate your walls, there is something for everyone!
13th October - 12th November
2016 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMMISSION - CITY OF PERTH
The Perth Centre for Photography is pleased to present the City of Perth 2016 Photographic Commission
exhibition featuring Swimming Home by Jacqueline Ball and Place in the Sun by Graham Miller.
© 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.
Established in 2009, this is the third commission in the series to invite professionally renowned
photographers to capture the essence of our city at a particular moment in time. As the landscape of Perth
continues to evolve at a rapid pace the City’s Photographic Commissions have become increasingly
important in documenting a city in motion.
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.
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 Winner: Madeline Bishop, Liz 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 Award: Matthew 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 Adams, Independent Producer + Publisher, Creator of FlakPhoto
Robert Cook, Curator of Contemporary Design and International, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Loren Kronemyer, Artist
22 July – 21 August
KRISTIAN LAEMMLE-RUFF, Mind the gap
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 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.
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.
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)
CLIP AWARD Judges
Cristina De Middel
Internationally acclaimed, award
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
11 December - 24 January
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
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!
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
August - September 2015
Chris Bowes Leftovers
Image © Chris Bowes
Rhiannon Tully The Kids
Image © Rhiannon Tully
Jacqui Monks Another Side
Image © Jacqui Monks
Charles Kasprzak A 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.
EXHIBITION + AUCTION
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.
EXHIBITING ARTISTS 2014
Jacqueline Ball, Kevin Ballantine, Olga Cironis, David Collins, Rebecca Dagnall, Sam Harris, Dan McCabe,
Graham Miller, Jim Naughten, Justin Spiers, Juha Tolonen, Christopher Young, Panizza Allmark, Troy Allwright,
Ryan Ammon, Phoebe Avenue, Svetlana Bailey, Justin Barnes, Chloe Bartram, David Jo Bradley, Paul Batt,
Lyle Branson, Arno Blax, Jaryd Brazier, Shannon Calcott, Christophe Canato, Darren Clayton, Caroline Day,
Simon Deadman, Dominika Debska, Renee Doropoulos, Melissa Eder, Jane Finlay, Suzie Fox, Daniel Gerwien,
Kristian Häggblom, Alice Harris, Paris Hawken, Alan Hill & Kelly Hussey-Smith, Pablo Hughes, Sarah Landro,
Joseph Landro, Ireneusz Luty, Rebecca Mansell, Daniel Marano, Julian Masters, Caroline McGrath, Kirstyn McMullan,
Jason Moffatt, Emiko Monobe, Guido Nigro, Mark Parfitt, Ché Parker, Sandhya Porritt, Harrison Reid Sadler,
Johannes Reinhart, Tim Sexton, Darren Smith, Justin Spiers, Suellen Symons, Ebony Talijancich, Lolly Tarver,
Geneviève Thauvette, Nina Thomas, Christine Tomás, Rhiannon Tully, Gwenaël Velge, Dianna Wells, Josh Wells,
Angela Welyczko, James Whineray, Emily Willis, Duncan Wright, Fabien Zuffo Deschamps
11 December - 19 December
MIKE GRAY NEW AUSTRALIAN PLANTS AND ANIMALS
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 LISTENING UNDER WATER
© 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
22 August - 22 September
© 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.
JIM NAUGHTEN HEREROS
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
© 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
CARINE THEVENAU FOR THE NAUTILUS IS MY BOAT
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
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
drive through the city's edge
Image © Consuelo Cavaniglia
The Kanawaza Study
The Kanawaza Study
Image © Rohan Hutchinson
Image © Robyn Creagh
The Language Between Us
Image © Nina Ros
14 February - 16 March
Cabinets of Curiosities
Image © Connie Petrillo
Justin Spiers + Jonathon W Marshall
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
Image © Aaron Bradbrook, Untitled No. 1
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
THE IRIS AWARDS
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
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
No Fixed Time or Space
Image © Alice Blanch
Image © Ingvar Kenne
Image © Ashley Porter
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.
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.
A group exhibition by 2012 Table Talks participants
18 January - 10 February 2013
OCTOBER - DECEMBER
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