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Centre for Contemporary Photography

03 9417 1549

Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) is one of Australia's pre-eminent galleries for the exhibition of contemporary photo-based arts, providing a context for the enjoyment, education, understanding and appraisal of contemporary practice.

Established in 1986 by the photographic community as a not-for-profit exhibition and resource centre, CCP has played a pivotal role in the support of photo-based arts and public engagement with photography.

CCP's exhibition program is presented across six exhibition spaces, including the Night Projection Window viewed from George and Kerr Streets after dark, and features a diverse range of photo-based arts from emerging to established artists. The program includes individual, group and curated exhibitions representing the very best of local, interstate and international photo-based media.

CCP presents education and public programs for students, photographers and members of the public; including photography courses with Les Walkling, an annual lecture series, and regular floor talks with exhibiting artists and tours for groups. CCP is also active in publishing and producing exhibition catalogues.

The exhibition space houses the CCP shop, which includes photography-inspired gifts and products, books, catalogues, contemporary arts publications, and artist commissioned works.

CCP is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of The Australian, State and Territory Governments; by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and the Community Support Fund; and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. CCP generates over 50 per cent of its income and enjoys strong community support with a paid member base. CCP also receives financial and in-kind support from a variety of corporate sponsors and philanthropic bodies, and is active in fundraising through regular events. Donations are gratefully received and are tax deductible.

For more information about membership and donating to Centre for Contemporary Photography, please visit their website.

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Opening hours:

CCP is closed on public holidays and during installation of exhibitions. Night Projection Window seven nights after dark.

  • Wednesday to Friday
    11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday
    12:00pm - 5:00pm
Disabled access:
Contact operator for further details.