Secret Haunt | Head On Photo Festival

Secret Haunt

Sharon Aldrick
Secret Haunt is an artistic response to Sharon’s journey through Spain, and her connection to the Central Coast. Sensual, mysterious and intriguing – lone identities float in landscapes of contemplation, referencing the archetypes and spiritual symbolism of Spain. 
Sharon plunges us into a subconscious world, presenting the viewer with haunting images of weightless figures photographed in sacred places. These figures are framed against a background of ancient places of worship, and villages found on the Camino trail when Sharon travelled through northern Spain. 
The landscapes and ‘doll-like’ figures are the synthesis of the artist’s physical and symbolic inner sanctum. The images portray a salutary sense of peace with the purity of youth, showing expressions of a calling from another world. Secret Haunt represents places of buried emotion and connection to place, surrender and transcendence. 
With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Newcastle University, Sharon is based on the Central Coast and has been a professional photographer for 30 years. Her extensive exhibition history includes shows in major capital cities, regional Australia and overseas. 
During her career, she’s worked in some of Australia’s most remote Aboriginal communities, sharing their stories through the photographic image.
Sharon has a Bachelor of Arts Fine Arts – Newcastle University, NSW, Australia-Photo Media Major.

 

Opening Hours: 
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Dates of Exhibition: 
05 May - 28 May