Roger Ballen's Theatre of the Mind | Head On Photo Festival

Roger Ballen's Theatre of the Mind

Roger Ballen

SCA Galleries, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney

Exhibition Dates:

16 March 2016 - 07 May 2016


Exhibition Description

Acclaimed photographer Roger Ballen produces interior worlds that are alluring, fascinating and disturbing.
Born in New York in 1950, Ballen has lived in South Africa since the 1970s. His work as a geologist led him to capture through the camera lens the hidden world of small African towns.
Curated by Sydney College of the Arts’ Colin Rhodes, Ballen's first major Sydney exhibition is a provocative collection of 75 black & white images from the last two decades, and features three videos including the artist's award-winning music video he directed for South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord.
The exhibition includes Theatre of Darkness, a new installation created in collaboration with SCA students in the underground cells of the former Rozelle psychiatric hospital in Callan Park. 

Bookings are essential for Theatre of DarknessRegister now

Professor Colin Rhodes will be presenting a new video and speaking about his work with Roger Ballen at the Festival Hub, Sydney Lower Town Hall, Friday 6 May at 2pm.


Bewitched, 2012

Cat and Mouse, 2001

Lunchtime, 2001

Mirrored, 2012

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

16 March 2016 - 07 May 2016

Open Hours

Opening Hours: 
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am-4:00 pm

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