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CCP welcomes Neil Hugh Kenna
CCP welcomes Isobel Crombie CCP welcomes Neil Hugh Kenna New Curator Appointed at Centre for Contemporary Photography COVID-19 Closure Winners of the 2019 CCP Membership Drive lottery CCP welcomes Michael McCormack New Director Appointed at the Centre for Contemporary Photography Photography is old, is new and is the future CCP Board acknowledges legacy of Director Artist and Curator Talks Behind the scenes of Entre Nous: Claude Cahun and Clare Rae 30 June Is Approaching – Donate Now! Symposium: The Transit Lounge Leica People's Choice Award New Photographic Folio Critique Program Sign Of The Times Ccp Youth Education—Senior Secondary & Tertiary Manit Sriwanichpoom: The Lambs Of God Call for proposals Teachers Professional Development Program 2008 Kodak Salon People’S Choice Award 2008 Ccp/COLOUR Factory Award Closing Soon Meet The Artist - Bindi Cole Up Against The Wall: Thinking Jeff Wall Intensive Photographic Workshops Macquarie Group Foundation Education Programs Careers in Photography Seminar Scanned and Drawn Lanier Zine Project - Ccp Term 3 Holiday Program 2008 Ccp/COLOUR Factory Award Winner Photographic Folio Critique Program Anne Zahalka’s The Bathers (1989) A Grand Success End of Year Gallery Education Program Free Artist Talk: Saturday 11 October, 1.30PM Ccp Film Appreciation Night: Black, White + Gray Ccp 2008 Free Lecture Series Special Event: You Don’T Have To Call It Music Disquiet Book Launch and Photographic Exhibition 2009 Kodak Salon - Entries close 6 March 2009 Photography Courses with Les Walkling No-BUDGET Staged Photography Workshop Ccp Lecture - Editioning: Photography and Video Ccp School Holiday Program Ccp Professional Development Program National call for entries: Closing 5 June 2009 National Call For Entries: Closing 29 May 2009 Ccp Lectures Now Available As Podcasts Flash Issue 1 2009 Now Online Ccp Members' Evening Want Feedback On Your Photography Folio? Ccp Closed This Sunday 24 May 2009 Flash Issue 3 2009 Now Online Ccp/COLOUR Factory Award 2009 Ccp/RMIT University Lecture Series National Indigenous Photographers' Forum 2009 Ccp Limited Edition Print 2009 Simryn Gill: Inland — Free Public Programs 2010 Kodak Salon - Entries Now Closed An Introduction to Portrait Lighting Workshop Ccp 2010 Annual Report Ccp/MONASH University Lecture 2010 Ccp Lecture Series Event Horizon Lecture Fieldtrip to Inner City Contemporary Art Spaces Ccp at the Melbourne Art Fair Ccp Limited Edition Print 2010 Fundraiser Duelle Video Void Ccp at the Melbourne Art Fair 2010 Public Program: Hidden and in plain view Ccp Summer School For Kids Is Photography Global? Book Launch At Ccp 2012 Courses with Les Walkling Face a l'histoire Members' Evening George Eastman House: Past, Present, Future Kodak Careers In Photography The Art of Self-promotion on the Web Upcoming Exhibitions Ccp 25TH Anniversary Limited Edition Print Happy 25th Birthday Ccp! Change Of Date: Patricia Piccinini Artist Talk Public Program Photography as Crime Nelson Alexander Foundation Day Serious Invasion of Privacy Job Opportunity Celebrating Emeritus Chair William Lasica Taking Photographs 'in Public' Nikon Ccp Members' Evening with Bruce Postle Video Diaries New Bindi Cole Work Launched Ccp Limited Edition Print 2012 Focus On Ccp Shop Fitzroy Art Spaces Tour and online resource Ccp Declares at the Fair Free Online Resources For Vce Studio Arts Exams Ccp 2012 Lecture Series Fast Professional Development Day For Teachers Be a part of the 2012 Kodak Salon exhibition Unpicking the Constructed Photograph Crewdson Nights Mobile Minds - A Rotary Youth Arts Project Public Program: What makes a great photograph? Robert Rooney Movie Night Ccp Video 2010 Kodak Salon 2010 Kodak Salon Winners Robert Rooney: A Night of Talks Around Photography: An Artists' Forum Q&A Evening with Dr Les Walkling Ccp Annual Report 2012 Instagram Competition We are seeking donations for our Annual Appeal Upcoming Exhibition Ccp's $1 Archive Sale Education Resource Brett Rogers Lecture Call For Entries 2010 Crumpler People'S Choice Award Less is more - A Rotary Youth Arts Project Wendy Ewald In Conversation With Louise Neri Ccp Salon New Masterclasses at Ccp Belong to something contemporary Desire caught by The Donkey's Tail The Sievers Project The Sievers Project: Satellite at the Fair Talking Sievers Ccp Documentary Photography Award 2014 Ccp Fundraiser How to craft a fine art black & white print Pascal Beausse Lecture Vivian Maier Through Children'S Soundtracks Kodak Salon People's Choice Award, online SwiM Cinema Film Screenings Shop late for photography books and artworks Masterclass with Stephen Dupont and Marshall Weber Salon Series Workshops Photobook Melbourne events Exhibit at Ccp in 2016 Stein Ronning Artist Talk Portfolio Reviews Hand-colouring photographs with Micky Allan Workshop: Photograph your 2D & 3D Practice Lecture: Curating Conflict Panel Discussions Announcing Ccp's Emerging Curators World Photobook Day Entries Now Open! Roland Barthes centenary discussions Masterclass: A Day in Light with Paul Barbera Ccp Salon Public Programs Masterclass: John Gollings on Architectural Photog Lecture | Jonathan Shaw: A creative call for Photo Steve Carr: On A Manual for Small Archives Spots by Charlie Sofo Exhibit at Ccp in 2017 Save The Date: Ccp's 30th Anniversary Fundraiser Coming Soon | Tin & Ed Limited Edition Tote Ba Walker Evans: Reading the Magazine Work Upcoming Masterclasses: Portraiture and Street Pho 2016 CCP Portfolio Reviews Les Walkling Photography Courses 2017 CCP at the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017 Anne Noble, Reverie A stone's throw tour Gregory Crewdson: In a Lonely Place Ccp Summer Closing Dates Closed For Installation Ccp Closed For Easter Echo Chamber: Emerging research on photography Weeknight photography course Free Artist Floor Talks Employment opportunity 2013 Weekend Photography Courses Ccp/City of Yarra Billboard Why do you take pictures? CCP welcomes Hoda Afshar A sustainable workforce for CCP

Neil Hugh Kenna is a Melbourne based brand and marketing strategist and the founder and director of Neil Hugh Office, a brand strategy and marketing consultancy that specialises in design across the worlds of interiors, architecture, furniture, lighting and property.

Following nearly a decade of international brand management, Neil has explored his passion for design by consulting to some of Melbourne’s leading design practices. By 2016 he had established his eponymous marketing office, with a vision for “elevating the value of design through brand strategy and marketing”.

Joining the Board of the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Neil brings his expertise and passion for photography. In the following interview, CCP Curator Jack Willet speaks with Neil about his relationship to the medium, its role in his professional field, and the role marketing and design can play for art and artists.

JW
Welcome to CCP, we are thrilled to have your expertise added to our board of passionate advocates for the arts and photography. What made you want to get involved with CCP?

NHK
I believe in the importance of CCP and organisations like it. Be it providing a platform for artists, furthering education, encouraging discourse, or even simply offering inspiration, respite and escape, CCP is a vital contributor to, and facilitator of, community. As someone who has enjoyed the privilege of visiting and experiencing galleries and organisations like CCP both near and far, I’ve reaped the benefits and am keen to draw on my own expertise as a means of support.

JW
Are you a collector yourself? It would be great to hear about the types of art you collect and if there are particular works that resonate with you especially?

NHK
Collector is a bold term, however I certainly have my favourite pieces. My most recent acquisitions include a work by sculptor Chandler McLellan. Chandler is an emerging artist based in Wyoming whose background is in archaeology. I really believe in him and his work. I’m also awaiting delivery of a work by NY based Danish photographer Marcus Nilsson that depicts the end of what I imagine to be a truly fantastic dinner party. It captures a table strewn with empty bottles, red wine stains and a general riot of fun. It’s beautiful in its chaos and in imagining what was. I plan on hanging it in my dining room to inspire many a fun evening. Marcus was introduced to me by my good friend and fellow Dane in NY, photographer Mikkel Vang. Speaking of photographer friends, I also own two abstract landscapes by Brooke Holm who now resides in NY, but many Melburnians will know from her time living in Melbourne.

JW
Given our current state of intermission, seeing us unable to experience art and photography — as well as design and architecture — first hand, how have you been finding creative inspiration?

NHK
Throughout lockdown I’ve been finding creative inspiration in reading. Recently I’ve been engrossed in ‘Design as an Attitude’ by UK based design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn, which incidentally I ordered online via Bookshop by Uro, a nearby neighbour of CCP at Collingwood Yards. Something I speak a lot about professionally is “the value of design” and Alice literally and figuratively wrote the book on the topic. I also listen to a lot of podcasts, finding inspiration in other peoples’ stories and experiences.

JW
Your company, Neil Hugh Office, specialises in brand strategy and marketing, with a focus on design. What are the most important roles that photography plays in these strategies?

NHK
We simply cannot do our job without photography. In fact “invest in photography” is at the top of our list of recommendations when speaking with prospective clients. We work with businesses “that share our value of design”, however this advice applies across all categories. Without photography it’s impossible to tell our clients’ stories. We’re fortunate to work closely with many commercial photographers who specialise in interior design and architecture and it’s certainly one of the most enjoyable elements of brand strategy and marketing.

JW
Given your insights, could you offer one piece of advice to artists and photographers about how to best present themselves to the larger institutional and commercial art worlds?

NHK
I would encourage all artists and photographers to consider the story they want to tell. Storytelling is about capturing the imagination, and whether we’re artists or not, we’re all shaped by our experience. Naturally, many artists draw on their lived experience, their childhood, their culture, their passions or their politics to inform their work – and sharing that story, that experience, can set you apart whilst elevating the understanding and inherent value of your work.

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CCP welcomes Isobel Crombie CCP welcomes Neil Hugh Kenna New Curator Appointed at Centre for Contemporary Photography COVID-19 Closure Winners of the 2019 CCP Membership Drive lottery CCP welcomes Michael McCormack New Director Appointed at the Centre for Contemporary Photography Photography is old, is new and is the future CCP Board acknowledges legacy of Director Artist and Curator Talks Behind the scenes of Entre Nous: Claude Cahun and Clare Rae 30 June Is Approaching – Donate Now! Symposium: The Transit Lounge Leica People's Choice Award New Photographic Folio Critique Program Sign Of The Times Ccp Youth Education—Senior Secondary & Tertiary Manit Sriwanichpoom: The Lambs Of God Call for proposals Teachers Professional Development Program 2008 Kodak Salon People’S Choice Award 2008 Ccp/COLOUR Factory Award Closing Soon Meet The Artist - Bindi Cole Up Against The Wall: Thinking Jeff Wall Intensive Photographic Workshops Macquarie Group Foundation Education Programs Careers in Photography Seminar Scanned and Drawn Lanier Zine Project - Ccp Term 3 Holiday Program 2008 Ccp/COLOUR Factory Award Winner Photographic Folio Critique Program Anne Zahalka’s The Bathers (1989) A Grand Success End of Year Gallery Education Program Free Artist Talk: Saturday 11 October, 1.30PM Ccp Film Appreciation Night: Black, White + Gray Ccp 2008 Free Lecture Series Special Event: You Don’T Have To Call It Music Disquiet Book Launch and Photographic Exhibition 2009 Kodak Salon - Entries close 6 March 2009 Photography Courses with Les Walkling No-BUDGET Staged Photography Workshop Ccp Lecture - Editioning: Photography and Video Ccp School Holiday Program Ccp Professional Development Program National call for entries: Closing 5 June 2009 National Call For Entries: Closing 29 May 2009 Ccp Lectures Now Available As Podcasts Flash Issue 1 2009 Now Online Ccp Members' Evening Want Feedback On Your Photography Folio? Ccp Closed This Sunday 24 May 2009 Flash Issue 3 2009 Now Online Ccp/COLOUR Factory Award 2009 Ccp/RMIT University Lecture Series National Indigenous Photographers' Forum 2009 Ccp Limited Edition Print 2009 Simryn Gill: Inland — Free Public Programs 2010 Kodak Salon - Entries Now Closed An Introduction to Portrait Lighting Workshop Ccp 2010 Annual Report Ccp/MONASH University Lecture 2010 Ccp Lecture Series Event Horizon Lecture Fieldtrip to Inner City Contemporary Art Spaces Ccp at the Melbourne Art Fair Ccp Limited Edition Print 2010 Fundraiser Duelle Video Void Ccp at the Melbourne Art Fair 2010 Public Program: Hidden and in plain view Ccp Summer School For Kids Is Photography Global? Book Launch At Ccp 2012 Courses with Les Walkling Face a l'histoire Members' Evening George Eastman House: Past, Present, Future Kodak Careers In Photography The Art of Self-promotion on the Web Upcoming Exhibitions Ccp 25TH Anniversary Limited Edition Print Happy 25th Birthday Ccp! Change Of Date: Patricia Piccinini Artist Talk Public Program Photography as Crime Nelson Alexander Foundation Day Serious Invasion of Privacy Job Opportunity Celebrating Emeritus Chair William Lasica Taking Photographs 'in Public' Nikon Ccp Members' Evening with Bruce Postle Video Diaries New Bindi Cole Work Launched Ccp Limited Edition Print 2012 Focus On Ccp Shop Fitzroy Art Spaces Tour and online resource Ccp Declares at the Fair Free Online Resources For Vce Studio Arts Exams Ccp 2012 Lecture Series Fast Professional Development Day For Teachers Be a part of the 2012 Kodak Salon exhibition Unpicking the Constructed Photograph Crewdson Nights Mobile Minds - A Rotary Youth Arts Project Public Program: What makes a great photograph? Robert Rooney Movie Night Ccp Video 2010 Kodak Salon 2010 Kodak Salon Winners Robert Rooney: A Night of Talks Around Photography: An Artists' Forum Q&A Evening with Dr Les Walkling Ccp Annual Report 2012 Instagram Competition We are seeking donations for our Annual Appeal Upcoming Exhibition Ccp's $1 Archive Sale Education Resource Brett Rogers Lecture Call For Entries 2010 Crumpler People'S Choice Award Less is more - A Rotary Youth Arts Project Wendy Ewald In Conversation With Louise Neri Ccp Salon New Masterclasses at Ccp Belong to something contemporary Desire caught by The Donkey's Tail The Sievers Project The Sievers Project: Satellite at the Fair Talking Sievers Ccp Documentary Photography Award 2014 Ccp Fundraiser How to craft a fine art black & white print Pascal Beausse Lecture Vivian Maier Through Children'S Soundtracks Kodak Salon People's Choice Award, online SwiM Cinema Film Screenings Shop late for photography books and artworks Masterclass with Stephen Dupont and Marshall Weber Salon Series Workshops Photobook Melbourne events Exhibit at Ccp in 2016 Stein Ronning Artist Talk Portfolio Reviews Hand-colouring photographs with Micky Allan Workshop: Photograph your 2D & 3D Practice Lecture: Curating Conflict Panel Discussions Announcing Ccp's Emerging Curators World Photobook Day Entries Now Open! Roland Barthes centenary discussions Masterclass: A Day in Light with Paul Barbera Ccp Salon Public Programs Masterclass: John Gollings on Architectural Photog Lecture | Jonathan Shaw: A creative call for Photo Steve Carr: On A Manual for Small Archives Spots by Charlie Sofo Exhibit at Ccp in 2017 Save The Date: Ccp's 30th Anniversary Fundraiser Coming Soon | Tin & Ed Limited Edition Tote Ba Walker Evans: Reading the Magazine Work Upcoming Masterclasses: Portraiture and Street Pho 2016 CCP Portfolio Reviews Les Walkling Photography Courses 2017 CCP at the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017 Anne Noble, Reverie A stone's throw tour Gregory Crewdson: In a Lonely Place Ccp Summer Closing Dates Closed For Installation Ccp Closed For Easter Echo Chamber: Emerging research on photography Weeknight photography course Free Artist Floor Talks Employment opportunity 2013 Weekend Photography Courses Ccp/City of Yarra Billboard Why do you take pictures? CCP welcomes Hoda Afshar A sustainable workforce for CCP


CCP's newly appointed Board Member, Neil Hugh Kenna.

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