About 

The Perth Centre for Photography is Perth’s only dedicated photomedia gallery. We provide an environment that promotes the understanding and appreciation of contemporary photographic practices.

History

The Perth Centre for Photography was established in 1992 as The Photography Gallery of WA to promote and support emerging and established photo based art in Western Australia.

Exhibitions

PCP exhibits the work of emerging and established artists from local, national, and international backgrounds. The program includes individual and group shows, and popular competitions promoting landscape and portrait photography, as well as an annual fundraiser. PCP welcomes proposals from all artists practicing in photography and related media. A gallery fee, at competitive rates, applies to successful applicants. Exhibition proposals are taken year-round, and are put to PCP’s artistic panel for approval multiple times a year. 

Education

PCP regularly conducts artist talks, and invites all exhibitors to speak publicly about their work in the gallery. PCP also runs workshops by artists who are recognised as experts in their field. PCP also run a seminar program that integrates technical and practical aspects of photography with critical accounts of the medium. PCP also partners with schools and other education initiatives to further the photographic community in Western Australia.

Partnerships

Our ongoing community commitment extends to partnerships with local, national, regional, indigenous and community programs.
We have exhibitions that travel to regional destinations with assistance from Art on the Move. We also show new work from regional and remote locations, with a particular focus on indigenous work.
The Perth Centre for Photography has been instrumental in introducing a diverse program of emerging and established local, national and international artist’s work to Perth’s photographic and arts community, as well as the general public.

Membership

Members of the Perth Centre for Photography have a common interest in photographic media and art. PCP encourages all those interested in photography and art to join to support their local photography organisation and receive exclusive membership benefits in return. A small annual fee helps support PCP’s exhibition program and develop its education program, and Membership also means becoming part of a tight-knit and supportive photographic community in Perth. 

Membership benefits include:

    • Discounts to PCP’s competition program
    • Industry discounts
    • Invitation to exhibit alongside other photomedia artists in PCP’s annual program
    • Regular newsletter and update of PCP events and opportunities
    • Invitation to submit to Members Only national and international industry opportunities
    • Invitation to submit your photography related news or content for distribution in the newsletter and social media channels

See the membership page for more details about exclusive member benefits and how to join.

Volunteer

The success of The Perth Centre of Photography is dependent on the continued support by a dedicated and energetic group of volunteers. Volunteers assist in a range of important duties essential to the running of a professional art gallery. PCP runs placement programs for people who are interested in a career in the Arts. Volunteers gain experience in gallery and exhibition operations. Free membership to PCP is also benefit of volunteering.

Funding

PCP is a not-for profit arts organisation, assisted by the Western Australian Government The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) formerly The Department of Culture and the Arts.