Melbourne's Centre for Contemporary Photography launches photo fair

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Melbourne’s Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) is launching the inaugural CCP Photo Fair next month, which will feature over 70 artworks from Australian photographers and a curated program of events, panel discussions and book launches.

Tom Blanchford, Big Sight II.
Tom Blanchford, Big Sight II.

The CCP Photo Fair aims to celebrate the work of nine leading Australian photographers, and reflects the popularity of art fairs worldwide, as well as a local response to the growing trend of experience-based art.

CCP Director Adam Harding said the fair will offer a diverse and engaging program.

"The CCP Photo Fair will allow us to see what drives and inspires these image makers and the art practice that demands them to pick up their cameras,” says Harding.

“The fair will celebrate the breadth of photographic arts that is being produced today and offers a platform for artists to open up their work to a broader audience. “We are looking forward to welcoming the artists and visitors with a curated event that merges an art fair environment with photography,” he added.

Kate Ballis, Fortune, 2018.
Kate Ballis, Fortune, 2018.

The nine selected artists taking part in the CCP Photo Fair are George Apostolidis, Kate Ballis, Anita Beaney, Tom Blachford, Jo Duck, James Geer, Tom Ross, Isamu Sawa and Saskia Wilson.

Established in 1986 as a not-for-profit exhibition and resource centre, CCP say they hope the CCP Photo Fair will expand photographic audiences while supporting the centre's development and presentation of lens-based artists.

Works from emerging artists will share the walls with that of established pros, with images priced from $1,000. Commission on artwork sales through the fair will go towards supporting CCP.

The CCP Photo Fair will take place from 15 to 18 August, at the Centre For Contemporary Photography, 404 George St, Fitzroy 3065. You can find out more about the schedule of events and exhibited photographers here. 

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