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Centre for Contemporary Photography

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Address: 404 George St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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One of Australia’s premier venues for the exhibition of contemporary photo-based arts, that offers great enjoyment for everyone ad well as an understanding of contemporary... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
UrbanDrifter
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

One of Australia’s premier venues for the exhibition of contemporary photo-based arts, that offers great enjoyment for everyone ad well as an understanding of contemporary practice. This place was established in 1986 by a group of photographers as a not-for-profit resource centre. It has now become a pivotal part of the public becoming engaged with photography. There are a number... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Always interesting to pop in and see the latest exhibitions - but check opening days and times. Clean lines, lots of natural light where needed and worth the visit.

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Thank Jose N
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

I've visited a few times since moving to Fitzroy a year ago - I don't always 'get' the work I'm seeing but I enjoy visiting - the photography on show is varied and interesting.

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Thank micksupforanything
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

It is small and sometimes (not often) the visit is worthwhile but rarely amazing. Mostly the exhits are disappointing. I would only recommend if you were already in the area and had some time between other engagements.

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Thank Julie L
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Yes, as other reviews state it is a small gallery, so just be aware of this and if you're a random traveller you may not know what to expect to be on display. It's a stand alone destination so you need to want to visit and its more often than not worth dropping by to see what's up.

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Thank JBurges
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This gallery is a trifle disappointing. I can't say any of the displays were outstanding. The venue is good. but the compulsory "gold coin donation" for entry is tad off-putting. Black and white photography is a medium that requires real skill and artistic ability. I didn't notice any on show.

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Thank Jeffry B
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

This place was much smaller than I expected. It's only about 2 rooms large, and they rotate exhibits through it. Not a lot of it was actually photography, which was disappointing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Bit hit and miss - although I have seen some impressive works here. Worth a look if you are in the area.

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Thank LisaDefazio
Melbourne
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

CCP is a Gem of a Gallery. The current exhibition features one of the worlds most beautiful cemeteries, Melbourne General Cemetry provides an oasis for reflection and contemplation. If Melboune is the the worlds most liveable city then surely Melbourne General Cemetry must be the worlds best place to rest at the end of your journey. Three artists have captured... More 

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singapore
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

we went here for a photographic exhibition. Walking in there is a broken step, followed by some stairs, there is no other way into the gallery. This was a fairly small space with beautiful photographs nicely displayed. I would go back for other exhibitions, but I would be much happier if they repaired the step. Parking in the street was... More 

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Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots, hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic. Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll find little independent shops where local clothes and furniture designers display their wares. There are specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its cuisine and art galleries, but if you want to buy an old-fashioned snooker table, there is a shop for that too. Small pubs still exist, tucked away on the corners of suburban side streets that serve up traditional Sunday roasts. Live music abounds, and the street performers play so hard you worry to tip them would ruin their concentration. Venture to the Spanish quarter on Johnston Street and you may even find street dancing. It is all happening amidst off-beat street murals and the shuffle of a very funky neighbourhood that embraces both old and new.
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