The Art of Collecting | CCP 2018 Fundraiser Exhibition

On Thursday 17 May, from 6-8pm, the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) launches ‘The Art of Collecting’, a fundraising exhibition offering the art-loving public an opportunity to commence or build on their art collections with some of the best in contemporary Australian photography – Brook Andrew, Tracey Moffatt, David Rosetzky, Simryn Gill, Patrick Pound and Rosslynd Piggott, to name a few.

CCP Director Naomi Cass states that ‘The aim of the 2018 CCP Fundraiser is to get people excited about collecting photography. We hope to give our audience the confidence and knowledge to answer the questions they might have: ‘What is a photography collection?’ ‘How do I start one?’ ‘How do I go about learning about artists and finding their work?’ ‘How do I build my collection over time?’ I hope this exhibition can provide a starting point for collectors who are setting out on this journey.’

Tania Smith, Untitled (white) #3, 2017

To be opened by artist Tracey Moffatt, join some serious collectors, first-time buyers, occasional buyers and the donating artists for an evening of collecting as a sport, as pleasure and as an obsession.

The exhibition, which runs from 18 to 27 May 2018, will include a section called ‘Begin Your Collection Here’, which will feature works under $1000 by emerging artists. Also on the bidding board is an extraordinary experience with Patricia Piccinini, a private tour of her magnificent DROME Studios.

‘The Art of Collecting’ catalogue is available to the wider public from Friday 11 May via

Support for the 2018 CCP Fundraiser exhibition, will enable CCP to continue aiding artists in making and exhibiting the very best in photography and video, as well as presenting public and education programs for the broader community – a service they have provided for over 32 years.