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Fine-Art

Reverse Readymade

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Shaun Gladwell

Shaun Gladwell, Reversed Readymade, 2016. 360 virtual reality video. 

Cinematographer, Joseph Heks  

Performer, Simon O’Brien 

Producer, Leo Faber, BADFAITH

Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery 

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017
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Urban Fever

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Jürgen Bürgin

Cities are peculiar formations. They're hectic, reckless, confusing, alienating, and lonely. But all cities preserve a slice of the seemingly naturalistic village. Their inhabitants are always looking for familiar settings to call home.

When I started to take pictures with the city as my muse, I especially captured the residents and how they arranged their lives. I always try to discover the poetry of everyday life, such as the moments that make me stop and small scenes that trigger stories in the viewer.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
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Lake Dolly

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Christian Thompson

Michael Reid Sydney will be exhibiting a solo exhibition of Christian Thompson’s new work throughout May in their new large warehouse space in Standard House on Kippax Street, Surry Hills.

 

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/10/2017 - Sat, 06/10/2017
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Beneath the Surface

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Lisa Clarke

Beneath the Surface explores the concept of otherness in the central Queensland community of Rockhampton. Rockhampton has been labelled a town of intolerance, racism, homophobia, and rednecks. Photographer Lisa Clarke confronts and challenges mainstream understanding of regional Australia, in particular, a region predominately known for being Australia’s beef capital.

Rather than focus on generalised stereotypes, the photographer actively sought to document the different cross-sections of Rockhampton’s population, each going about their everyday lives.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
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Where The Side Walk Ends

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Juli Balla

This series of works are based on street photography from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. 

Balla was also influenced by film stills of the same era. The photographs themselves become film stills, as they conjure more questions than answers.

 “It intrigues me why people are so fascinated by documentary photography from another period of time. The images immediately take on a sense of mystery.

 As in a film still, the images evoke a feeling of suspended animation, while one tries to decipher what has just happened or about to happen. “

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sat, 05/20/2017
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ORACLES

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Tim Georgeson

In Oracles, the elliptical suite of longing subjects suggest the intangible more than they render the physical, and so invite the experience of spiritual feeling. There is a sense that something important, from somewhere deep, is receding or emerging. These poignant symbols offer clues to the riddle of their own mysterious narratives: that the nebulous is always more illuminating than clarity.

 

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sat, 05/20/2017
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Platforms

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Natan Dvir

In this ongoing project, Natan Dvir explores the unique New York underground architecture and the people that temporarily pass through it. The opposite subway platform is often dissected by columns and visually resembles a developed roll of photographic film. One needs to scan across in order to see the complete picture. The space is fragmented into virtual display windows inviting a voyeuristic opportunity to gaze at commuters traveling in the opposite direction. Interactions, or lack of, manifest themselves in body language and spatial locations of the people observed.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017
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Spy/Spy - Casula

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Julien Mignot & Fred Stucin

Spy/Spy is a cross-look at Cannes Film Festival 2015 & 2016. It covers the dark side of Cannes, the glamour, the secrets & the wannabes. Spy/Spy is a same-same but different approach, with beautiful portraits and intriguing images that look deeply into the dark side of the cinema world.

There is an intense dialogue between what we see in the media, the aspirations of the wannabes and the shy stars fighting to protect their privacy.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
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The Space Within

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Lili Almog

Israeli born photographer Lili Almog (New York) is renowned for her intimate spiritual portraits of women of different cultural identities around the world.

She has exhibited widely with solo shows at international venues including The Tel Aviv museum of Art, Israel, Prague House of Photography, Czech Republic, Photographers Place, UK and The Alternative Museum, New York.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 04/27/2017 - Sun, 05/21/2017
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Bowie Unseen: A Collection of rare unseen photographs of David Bowie

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Markus Klinko

Blender Gallery is excited to present photographer Markus Klinko’s Bowie Unseen, rare and exquisite images of David Bowie. The renowned photographer had the opportunity to capture Bowie in his Soho studio for Bowie’s 2002 album cover Heathen and again for the cover of GQ’s “Men of the Year” issue. The images reveal the artistic spirit and impeccable style that Bowie always took great care to display. This Australian premiere exhibition will feature over 24 fine art photographic prints.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sat, 06/03/2017
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Head On Portrait Prize

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
40 Finalists

The Head On Portrait Prize was established in 2004 to give both the public and photographers, both known and unknown, greater opportunity to view and exhibit high-quality photographic portraits. Today it is one of the biggest and most respected annual displays of portraiture in Australia, and the heart of Head On Photo Festival.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 07/02/2017
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Closets Full of Dreams

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Roger Anis

Closets Full of Dreams looks into females’ closets, showing girls’ dreams and fears and illustrating their own stories from a society where women are facing danger, sexual harassment and oppression in the street every day.

It is a true story that affects most Egyptian women. They all have one item in their closet that they will never wear again because of the experiences she faces in the street or even behind closed doors of safe spaces.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017
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Platforms - Casula

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Natan Dvir

In this ongoing project, Natan Dvir explores the unique New York underground architecture and the people that temporarily pass through it. The opposite subway platform is often dissected by columns and visually resembles a developed roll of photographic film. One needs to scan across in order to see the complete picture. The space is fragmented into virtual display windows inviting a voyeuristic opportunity to gaze at commuters traveling in the opposite direction. Interactions, or lack of, manifest themselves in body language and spatial locations of the people observed.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
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AddOn 2017

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Group

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.
 

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017
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Spy/Spy

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Julien Mignot & Fred Stucin

Spy/Spy is a cross-look at Cannes Film Festival 2015 & 2016. It covers the dark side of Cannes, the glamour, the secrets & the wannabes. Spy/Spy is a same-same but different approach, with beautiful portraits and intriguing images that look deeply into the dark side of the cinema world.

There is an intense dialogue between what we see in the media, the aspirations of the wannabes and the shy stars fighting to protect their privacy.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Sat, 05/27/2017
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