Fine-Art | Head On Photo Festival

Fine-Art

Surface Deep

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Kim Percy

Paddington Reservoir Gardens

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

Exhibition Description

’Surface Deep’ is an installation of floating photographs that creates an ethereal and poignant exploration of the timeless beauty of our most precious resource: water. It poses the question, how do we relate to water and are we doing enough to look after our lakes, oceans and rivers? The health of our waterways and the complex ecology of fauna and flora is often overlooked in our need for recreational spaces and romantic vistas.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

Head On Portrait Prize

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
40 Finalists

Festival Hub - Paddington Town Hall

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

Exhibition Description

The Head On Portrait Prize was established in 2004 with the aim of providing greater opportunities for both practising photographers and members of the public to view and exhibit high-quality photographic portraits. It is now one of the world’s biggest and most respected annual displays of portraiture and a pivotal part of Head On Photo Festival. In recent years, the exhibition has toured internationally. The judges look purely for images that encapsulate the essence of the subject and invite an emotional response from the viewer.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

ON THE BANKS OF ZAYANDEH-ROOD

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Sina Arbabzadeh

Leichhardt Library

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/01/2018 - Wed, 05/30/2018

Exhibition Description

In Isfahan – the historic and third largest city in Iran-local citizens believe that the true spirit of city is placed between the banks of Zayandeh-Rood River, and specifically in the vicinity of Si-o-seh Pol Bridge. Everyday life around this bridge and banks of the river present a surreal and cinematic form of culture in which players are from all walks of life. Zayandeh-Rood literally means "life giving river" which metaphorically shows how important it is for the people of this city.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/01/2018 - Wed, 05/30/2018

Cosplay

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Peng Xiangjie

Delmar Gallery

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/27/2018

Exhibition Description

Photographs from the series The second dimension were taken in various cities all around China (Xi'an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Luoyang, Jinan and Kunming) to document a widespread phenomenon among the young generations’ subculture: Cosplay festivals. The work does not focus on the content of the stories these young people have to narrate or on the reasons behind the birth of this expressive medium, it is in fact concerned about the slight border between fictional and real, and the psychedelic dimension where they are reunited.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/27/2018

One Camera, Two Lands

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Les Sharp

Sun Studios

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/10/2018 - Thu, 05/31/2018

Exhibition Description

One Camera, Two :Lands. A view of the Australian Outback from the air, and a glimpse of Ol China as the country adapts to the modern digital age.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/10/2018 - Thu, 05/31/2018

Reaction

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Dafna Tal

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

Exhibition Description

The project “Reaction” investigates the response of various participants as they listen to the sounds of Christian, Jewish and Muslim prayers. The act was conducted in the heart of Jerusalem, a place which compose the essence of inter-religious existence.


The outcome is a series of vertical “video portraits” preforming identical soundtrack, depicting the various recipient’s reactions. The complete portrait composition enhances the gap between each of the subject matter’s body language and their relations with the various played audios.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

AddOn 2018

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Group Exhibition

541 Artspace

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Tue, 05/15/2018

Exhibition Description

AddOn is a non-competitive, anonymous, photographic exhibition curated by Charles McKean and Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig.
 
One of the core events of Head On Photo Festival, AddOn showcases a diverse and exciting range of square images, taken by more than 100 photographers spanning professionals, artists, enthusiasts, celebrities and politicians.
 
Shown without any titles or photographer credits, viewers interpret the images at face value and bring their own meanings to them.
 

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Tue, 05/15/2018

Diversity

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Pat Brassington, Blak Douglas, Juno Gemes, Nasim Nasr, William Yang

Art Atrium

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/02/2018 - Sat, 05/19/2018

Exhibition Description

A Celebration of cultural diversity of renowned Australian photographers with different ethnic and cultural heritage Pat Brassington, Blak Douglas, Juno Gemes, Nasim Nasr, William Yang

Exhibition Space

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/02/2018 - Sat, 05/19/2018

Beach & Mardi

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
William Yang

Maunsell Wickes

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/13/2018

Exhibition Description

The beach and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras are two iconic symbols of Sydney,  and which I have been photographing for some time.

My heaviest engagement with the beach occurred when I lived at Bondi in the eighties and nineties. It was a healthy lifestyle and I knew someone who was a Tamarama lifesaver.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/13/2018

World Wehmut

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Anja Meixner

TAP gallery

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/07/2018 - Sun, 05/13/2018

Exhibition Description

My subjects were always Vanitas (transcience), fragility of nature and how far away human beings are from nature, the battle with the sexes and love, also the difference between the inner self and the loud outer world with all the unnecessary and false values in the eye of our mortality.

This time I want to call my exhibition "World Wehmut I"  ("World Wehmut II " follows on the 5th june 2018, 6 pm, at Tap gallery) as so many things are in degenerated disorder on this planet.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/07/2018 - Sun, 05/13/2018

In memory of water

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Shoufay Derz

Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 04/06/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

Exhibition Description

Fresh from her Australia Council career development grant travels, Northern Beaches based, multi-disciplinary artist Shoufay Derz has built on her significant body of work focused on landscape, poetry and the ‘unknown’.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 04/06/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

Revolution Starts Here

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Jo-Anne McArthur, Paul Hilton, Nicola Bailey, Kim Kyung-Hoon, Dylan Martinez, Natalie D'Addurno, David Mercado, Sherwin Crasto

Ten Forty Seven

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 04/21/2018 - Sun, 05/13/2018

Exhibition Description

Curated as part of No Meat May, this inaugural exhibition uses powerful imagery from around the globe to explore, challenge and portray the big issues around our unsustainable consumption of meat. As well as featuring award winning photographers, the newly opened venue will also feature cooking demos, talks and documentaries.

Our consumption of meat and animal products has some devastating impact on others, and on our planet. No Meat May is a Sydney based campaign raising awareness around the issues, and actioning the people to change things up.

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Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 04/21/2018 - Sun, 05/13/2018

Concrete Poetry

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Aaron Chapman

Four Six Eight

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

Exhibition Description

Around 85% of Australia's population lives within 50km of the coastline making it one of the most urbanised nations in the world. Every year tourists flock to the Gold Coast and take photographs of its iconic beaches and landmarks. But with ‘Concrete Poetry’, I aim to document the quiet and manufactured microcosm within the growing city.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - Sun, 05/20/2018

Waves and Water

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Australian Beach Photography

Australian National Maritime Museum

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 12/15/2017 - Fri, 06/01/2018

Exhibition Description

The beach is dominant in Australia’s national lexicon. It is a physical and cultural landscape, and seen as a place for a shared, universal experience.

The work of nine important Australian photographers working over the course of the past one hundred years reveals differing perspectives of the Australian beach and the swimmers and surfers who populate it. 

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 12/15/2017 - Fri, 06/01/2018

Foreign Lands

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Karolina Partyka

Kudos Gallery

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 04/25/2018 - Sat, 05/12/2018

Exhibition Description

space two 
Foreign Lands
Karolina Partyka  

25 April - 12 May 2018
Opening Night 24 April 2018, 5 - 8pm.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 04/25/2018 - Sat, 05/12/2018