The Perth Centre for Photography marks 20 years of operation with a move to a new home and three new exhibitions next week.
The PCP's move across Northbridge from Brisbane Street to a bigger space in Aberdeen Street will be celebrated next Wednesday when Art Gallery of WA curator of contemporary art and photography Robert Cook launches its first exhibitions there: Collective, the WA Photographic Book Survey and the Art/Text/ Clearinghouse Project.
"Our new premises provides a larger and more dynamic exhibition space, offering a multitude of possibilities to artists, audiences and all those involved in the PCP community and the City of Perth as a whole," PCP co-ordinator Christine Tomas, who is one of several artists showcased in Collective, said.
The Art/Text/Clearinghouse Project is an initiative of Fremantle start-up Lethologica Press, which has encouraged artists and writers to work together on publications spanning limited-edition handmade art books, to artist catalogues with critical essays, and short-run digital and print-on-demand books.
For example, artist Denise Brown and poet Gail Robinson have made by hand 10 delicate art books contrasting graphic drawings with haiku poems.
The WA Photographic Book Survey focuses on local photographic publishing and includes the winner of the 2011 Momento Pro Photobook of the Year, Sam Harris' concertina book and print-on-demand edition of domestic portraits of his home life in Balingup.
The new-look PCP and exhibitions will be opened at 6pm next Wednesday at 100 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge. The exhibitions run until March 11.