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Talks / Performances

Please note that all upcoming public events and talks have been suspended until further notice. Exhibition events are due to be rescheduled and purchased tickets will be honoured.

CCP presents artist talks, lectures, performances and sound events.

Upcoming Programs

Panel Talk — The Photography of Ruth Maddison

Sunday 18 April 2021, 3pm

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Q&A: Exhibition Curator Olivia Poloni & Ruth Maddison

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Previous Programs

NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair & Melbourne Design Week at CCP

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 March 2021

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Judges and Winners Speak
Alison Bennett, Myles Russell-Cook, Jack Willet

Thursday 4 January 2021, 6—7.30pm

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Sensory Soundings: Hypnotic Orations
Zoë Barry, Carolyn Connors, Manisha Anjali

Saturday March 14 2020, 5—6.30pm

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Juvenilia by Peter Milne, book launch
Launched by musician, composer and producer Mick Harvey—original member of Boys Next Door. 

Sunday 1 March 2020, 3—4:30pm

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Artist Talks
Index curator Dan Price and A Four Letter Word exhibiting artist Georgia Banks, discuss their exhibitions with CCP Curator of Engagement, Linsey Gosper.

Saturday 22 February 2020, 12.30—1.30pm

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Healing Practices book launch
Launched by Rachel Ciesla, in conversation with artists and writers Chantelle Mitchell, Stanislava Pinchuk and Zaiba Khan.

Sunday 16 February 2020, 12.30—2pm

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The Tide Will Turn book launch
Launched by Dr Marnie Badham, in conversation with international photojournalist and political activist Shahidul Alam. 

Wednesday 12 February 2020, 6—7pm

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Artist Talks
Warwick Baker and Cherine Fahd, in conversation with CCP Curator Exhibitions, Madé Spencer-Castle

Saturday 18 January 2020, 12.30—1.30pm

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Judges and Winners Speak with Sarah Pannell, Steven Rhall and Madé Spencer-Castle

Thursday 28 November 2019, 6—7.30pm

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Asia Pacific Photobook Archive Pop-up Exhibition
To celebrate World Photobook Day CCP has teamed up with the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive to present a pop-up exhibition of 200 photobooks drawn from all over the Asia-Pacific region.

Sunday 13 October 2019, 1—4pm

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Sensory Soundings: Two responses through experimental music
CCP is pleased to invite experimental sound artists, The Overtone Ensemble and Badskin to create unique sonic responses to the work in our current round of exhibitions: Polar Convergence and 23° and Rising.

Saturday 12 October 2019, 5—6.30pm

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Sound Immersion with Mona Ruijs
Close your eyes and open your ears as you journey into sound and the senses. Mona Ruijs of Sound Interventions will facilitate a sound immersive experience with multiple gongs, quartz crystal bowls, Himalayan singing bowls and various other sound tools designed to induce states of profound physical relaxation, meditation and altered states of awareness.

Sunday 15 September 2019, 6—7.15pm

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Photography & Civic Engagement—A Public Discussion
Join us and RMIT University for a public discussion with NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati and Nuraini Juliastuti, moderated by Professor Daniel Palmer.

Saturday 7 September 2019, 2—3:30pm

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Artist Talks
Rohan Hutchsinon, Philip Samartzis, Matthew Stanton and Abigail Varney, in conversation with CCP Curator of Education and Programs, Linsey Gosper

Saturday 24 August 2019, 12.30—2pm

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From Power Lunches to Plush Hotels: George Apostolidis in-conversation
Join CCP and George Apostolidis as they discuss his award-winning commercial photographic career.

Friday 16 August 2019, 11.30am—12pm

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The Last Resort: Saskia Wilson in-conversation
Please join us for an in-conversation between CCP Curator of Exhibitions, Madé Spencer-Castle and artist Saskia Wilson, who will be discussing her series The Last Resort, exhibited as part of the inaugural CCP Photo Fair.

Thursday 15 August 2019, 3—3.30pm

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A Fiction of Light: Kate Ballis in-conversation
Join CCP and Kate Ballis as they discuss her fine art photography career, from formative experiences working alongside noted British fashion photographer and artist, Miles Aldridge, to exploring her exhibited Infra Realism series.

Saturday 17 August 2019, 11.30am—12pm

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A Curiosity for the Micro World: Q&A with Isamu Sawa
Join CCP and Isamu Sawa as they discuss his visual art practice, which focuses on the details to be discovered in the micro world.

Saturday 17 August 2019, 12.30am—1pm

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Looking Out, Looking In–Shooting the Great Ocean Road: Anita Beaney Artist Talk
Hear Anita Beaney as she discusses the inspiration behind her serene Great Ocean Road landscapes.

Saturday 17 August 2019, 3.30–4pm

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Nihon Noir: Tom Blachford Artist Talk
Join CCP for a special talk by CCP Photo Fair exhibiting artist, Tom Blachford, who will take audience members further into the futuristic world of Nihon Noir.

Saturday 17 August 2019, 2—2.30pm

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Artist to Artist: Jo Duck and Tom Ross in-conversation
Peers, friends, and co-exhibiting artists Jo Duck and Tom Ross host a conversation exploring their respective bodies of work.

Sunday 18 August 2019, 12.30—1pm

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Photography by Design: In-conversation with TCYK
Join the team from leading branding and design agency, The Company You Keep, to learn about the conceptual development of the inaugural CCP Photo Fair brand identity, referencing CCP's iconic architecture, and how TCYK engages the power of photography in the course of their everyday work.

Sunday 18 August 2019, 11.30am—12pm

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Paradise Book Launch: Tom Ross and Stuart Geddes in-conversation
Immediately following his discussion with Jo Duck, join Tom Ross as he launches his new book, Paradise. Tom, and the book’s designer Stuart Geddes, will provide more insight into the long term photographic project as well as delving into their collaboration in creating the book as an artwork itself.

Sunday 18 August 2019, 1—1.30pm

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Glacial Faces: James Geer in-conversation
Join CCP and James Geer as they discuss his photographic practice and exhibited series, Berg, which was produced during a two-week expedition to Antarctica.

Sunday 18 August 2019, 2.30—3pm

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Sony Alpha Masterclass: Getting the Most from the Sony Mirrorless System with Mark Galer
Join seasoned professional photographer, educator, and author, Mark Galer for this Alpha Masterclass. Mark will teach you how to get the most from your Sony Alpha Mirrorless Camera while imparting some of his extensive photographic knowledge that has made him one of Australia's most highly regarded teachers.

Wednesday 7 August 2019, 6—9pm

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Photography on film: CCP x Thornbury Picture House
Explore the often obsessive personality of the photographer and their compulsion to take photographs as part of a curated mini film festival at Thornbury Picture House. Screenings will be accompanied with an introduction by CCP and artists from our exhibition program.

27 July—30 July 2019

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Ode to the camera
A 'show and tell' evening where artists using a diverse range of camera types will showcase their most trusty, favourite and unforgettable cameras. This program is an accompaniment to our CCP curated group exhibition, Why take pictures?

Thursday 11 July 2019, 6—8pm

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Artist Talks
Artist Talks
Exhibiting artists Shea Kirk, Sophie Gabrielle, Glenn Sloggett, Michelle Tran, David Wadelton, Thea Jones and Ella Sowinska, discuss their work with CCP Curator of Engagement, Linsey Gosper

Saturday June 29 2019, 12.30—2pm

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Taking it Blak | Performances
An afternoon of Indigenous music and performance curated by Dani Sib, created in association with the exhibition Taking it Blak.

Sunday June 2 2019, 4—7pm

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Artist Talks
Guy Grabowsky, Nina Gilbert, Ry Haskings and Eliza Hutchison, discuss their work in Image Reader with CCP Curator of Exhibitions, Madé Spencer-Castle

Thursday 16 May 2019, 6—7.30pm

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Visible Women: Gendered violence and safety in public space
Artist Nina Ross, Monash University's Associate Professor Nicole Kalms, and ccp.'s Curator of Engagement Linsey Gosper, for a discussion on the work That takes balls, currently showing on the ccp. Night Projection Window.

Thursday 2 May 2019, 6—8pm

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Artist Talks
Amalia Lindo, Moorina Bonini, Pierra Van Sparkes, and Zoë Croggon in conversation with CCP Curator of Education and Programs, Linsey Gosper

Saturday 13 April 2019, 12.30—2pm

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Crowd Theory | Crowd Party
An afternoon of
performance and music by
Polito and DJ General Feelings.

Sunday 24 March 2019,

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Australia and New
Zealand Photobook Award

Proudly presented by
Momento Pro

Thursday 14—Sunday 17 March 2019

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Crowd Theory Reunion featuring Snuff Puppets

Thursday 28 February 2019, 6—8pm

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DO.OMYOGA X Mystic Eyes

Tuesday 19 February 2019, 6.30—8pm

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Crowd Theory: artist talk with Simon Terrill

Saturday 16 February 2019, 12—2pm

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Noli me tangere: a duet
Edward Colless and Chantal Faust

Thursday 7 February 2019, 6—8pm

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