PIC staff in the news

2017-10-08 — posted by at 11:22

To celebrate the launch of SBS’s new drama series, Sunshine, SBS partnered with CCP and Brimbank City Council to give people a chance to tell the story of their community through photographs. Whether they work, live or study in Sunshine, or have a strong connection to the suburb, the participants undertook a series of workshops to help prepare them to create a series for exhibition.

Congratulations to the winners: Stuart Murdoch, Deng Amad, Paul Ambler, Wally Elnour, Shannyn Lee Ducret, Piath Mathiang,  Anh Phan and Rachel Pocock!

Across a series of three workshops, under the guidance CCP tutor, Linsey Gosper and photographers, Ben King and Atong Atem, participants developed their unique story through powerful imagery.

The Sunshine photography project exhibition will be held from 17 October—30 November, at the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, Level 1, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine.


New Page Added

2016-11-23 — posted by at 13:40

A portrait of Helen

A portrait of Helen

We have added a new page to our website to help you learn about photography. It is a page dedicated to photographic terminology. Photography has a unique technical language which can at time be confusing to new comers, our list of terms is designed to ease this. If you have any additions or suggestions for our page please contact us and let us know.


Last Weeks?

2016-11-21 — posted by at 08:55

Opening Night

Opening night at Fox Studios & Darkooms for the annual student exhibition

Our current exhibition of student work at Fox Studios & Darkroom is in its final weeks.
Pop down and check out the student’s work.
Fox Gallery & Darkoom is located at:-
8 Elizabeth St
Kensington, VIC
Australia, 3031
More details?
If you like what you see in the photography exhibition contact us for an enrolment form to learn how to make this excellent work.
Student work in the exhibition space

Student work in the exhibition space


New CCP Exhibition

2016-09-23 — posted by at 09:12

The CCP has a new exhibition opening on the 1st of October entitled, WALKER EVANS: THE MAGAZINE WORK, and is curated by David Company.
More information on their website.


The CCP is a venue that our students visit as part of their photography studies. Walker Evans is a photographer who is examined in detail in our photography course. Want to study more about these aspects of photography? Apply now!


Tuesday Classes

2013-02-17 — posted by at 08:14

We hope you all had a great time on the “Pic Day Out” and look forward to seeing your pictures and hearing your stories from the day. You all have your timetables and know that classes commence at 9:30. A map of the facility will be posted some time on Monday, for all the new students to orient themselves. We’re pumped and excited and looking forward to an exciting full of great pictures and plenty of fun.


Day One 2011

2011-02-28 — posted by at 02:12

Classes begin at 9:30.

Group 1 bring notebooks and pens & Diaries.

Group 2 bring notebooks and pens & Diaries

Group 4 Digital Cameras and your files from the pic day out shoot, as well as notebooks and pens & Diaries and an external storage device of a least 4 gigs. Download this set of notes too if you like.

Group 6, if you own a medium format camera or a ‘Holga’ 120 camera please bring it to class, along with notebooks and pens & Diaries

A reminder to all students, do not delete your pictures from the pic day out, they are needed for your early digital classes.


Ten Lessons For Young Creatives

2011-02-24 — posted by at 21:57

  1. Be authentic. The most powerful asset you have is your individuality, what makes you unique. It’s time to stop listening to others on what you should do.
  2. Work harder than anyone else and you will always benefit from the effort.
  3. Get off the computer and connect with real people and culture. Life is visceral.
  4. Constantly improve your craft. Make things with your hands. Innovation in thinking is not enough.
  5. Travel as much as you can. It is a humbling and inspiring experience to learn just how much you don’t know.
  6. Being original is still king, especially in this tech-driven, group-grope world.
  7. Try not to work for stupid people or you’ll soon become one of them.
  8. Instinct and intuition are all-powerful. Learn to trust them.
  9. The Golden Rule actually works. Do good.
  10. If all else fails, No. 2 is the greatest competitive advantage of any career.

Source? John C Jay from, WIEDEN+KENNEDY


2011 Head On Portrait Prize/Experimenta Callout

2011-02-01 — posted by at 04:18

Head On Portrait Prize – Call for Entries

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – Sunday 11pm (EDT), 13 March 2011

Head on Foundation invites photographers to submit images to the 2011 photographic portrait competition.

Prizes will be awarded for the best 3 images. Further prizes will be awarded to images selected for ‘The Critic’s Award’ and for ‘People’s Choice’. Judging is done anonymously – no identifying detail are visible to the judges, to ensure that the selection is not affected by who the photographer is or by the subject of the photograph.

The judges this year are Judith Blackall, MCA Head of Artistic Programs, Sandra Harrison, SMH Photographic Managing Editor, Sean Izzard, multiple award winning photographer and Moshe Rosenzveig, Head On Photo Festival Director. The ‘Critic’s Prize’ will be selected by photography critic Robert McFarlane.

Total value of prizes is approximately $50,000.



Experimenta is pleased to announce the commencement of our next commission round in preparation for Experimenta’s 5th International Biennial of Media Art launching in September 2012.

Commissioning new work by Australian media artists is fundamental to Experimenta’s program. Through the commissioning process, we support artists in the creation of new projects including interactive, screen based, sound, public, transmedial, online artworks and beyond. Experimenta commissions provide a significant opportunity for both emerging and mid-career Australian artists to gain professional, creative and technical development, with the required financial support, to realise innovative works of art that engage and thrill the imaginations of our wide audiences.

Projects supported will be funded up to $8,000.




2010-12-06 — posted by at 07:49

Hi folks, I know many of you guys use Tumblr, for your wonderful blogs & visual diaries; it seems there is some sort of problem with the service, which is a free service so hang in there, hopefully we’ll hear something from the trenches soon.

If you can’t wait that long there is another service available, called posterous.com, have a look and see what you think? I use it as a phone direct to web service and have several blogs as a consequence.



2010-10-06 — posted by at 06:00

Entries are closing soon for The International Aperture Awards, one of the world’s richest online photographic competitions.

Regular entries close 15th October 2010. Visit The International Aperture Awards website for more details.

Or download the application

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