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When architecture becomes the subject

When architecture becomes the subject

Site Unseen is the first dedicated architectural photography exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP). Curated by Tom Ross, the show runs until 31 May as part of Open House Melbourne.

Despite being all around us and often subconsciously influencing our moods and emotional state, architecture and buildings are more often than not an object in space – a backdrop to something else. In the latest exhibition to open within all four gallery spaces at CCP, architecture and its role in our lives comes into sharp focus as the central subject matter. 

Tom Ross, exhibition curator

Site Unseen brings together the work of 15 photographers, many of whom focus their lenses on the built environment, others inviting new perspectives through their vision of the world. 

Curated by Melbourne-based architecture photographer Tom Ross, the exhibition seeks to explore the varying ways that people connect to and communicate place. 

“In a time when architecture representation is being narrowed to the imagery of persuasion, this exhibition serves as a reminder of the sincere exchange between people and the built environment,” says Ross. 

For the newly appointed director of CCP, Daniel Boetker-Smith, the show offers a chance for viewers to see a more introspective and private response to architecture from the photographers.

All editioned works are available for purchase, and two specially curated book store pop-ups have a range of architecture and photography tomes. 

Site Unseen runs until Sunday 31 July, and features work by:

  • Ying Ang
  • Erieta Attali
  • Pier Carthew
  • Rory Gardiner
  • Gavin Green
  • John Gollings
  • Morgan Hickinbotham
  • Brooke Holm
  • Rohan Hutchinson
  • Mengzhu Jiang
  • Annika Kafcaloudis
  • Coco and Maximilian
  • Shannon McGrath
  • Veeral Patel
  • Tom Ross


Take a look at some of the beautiful homes that Tom Ross has photographed.


Aleesha Callahan is the editor of Habitus. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Aleesha seeks out the unique people, projects and products that define the Indo Pacific region. Aleesha was previously the editor of Indesignlive.com and has written and contributed to various publications and brands in her 10 years in the architecture and design industry, bringing intimate insight to her stories having first trained and practised as an interior designer. Her passion for mid-century design and architecture began while living and working in Berlin.