Head On down to the Photo Festival Hubs! 

Images: Justin McManus, Erik Johansson

This year Head On Photo Festival is excited to have TWO festival hubs packed with amazing exhibitions, events and activities. 

Lower Town Hall Hub is located at Sydney Lower Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney – entry is from Druitt Street.

Festival Hub Central is located at aMBUSH Project Space, Level 3, Central Park Mall, 28 Broadway Chippendale.

The Festival Hub Central is sponsored by:       

Drop in between the 30th of April and 8th of May to check out some of our top picks for exhibitions,

listen to a talk and connect with other photographers and photo fans!

Images: Jon Frank, Laurence Rasti

Town Hall Hub: 

Festival Launch and Announcement of Winners – Book Now!

Join us at the biggest night on the Australian photography calendar, the launch of the 7th annual Head On Photo Festival. The magnificent space at Sydney Lower Town Hall will be transformed into a ‘Festival Hub’; a gallery housing a selection of outstanding exhibitions and screenings from around the world. The Head On Photo Festival 2016 Opening Night offers an exclusive preview of this stunning photography. Photographers, collectors, gallerists and audiences alike are invited to celebrate the announcement of the Head On Awards winners for 2016, where over $50,000 in prizes will be awarded across 4 categories.

When: Friday 29 April; proceedings begin at 6pm

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Bookings essential: limited availability- maximum 2 tickets per person

Natan Dvir – Eighteen

Palestinian Dream – Andrea & Magda

The Weather – Fairfax and Clique Photographers

American Exile: Detained, Deported and Divided – John MacIndoe

Silence V. Noise – Getty Photographers

1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality – Group Show Curated by Myles Little

Around 42nd and 7th – Hiro Tanaka

Visual Arts Icon – John Dobson

Michael Grecco’s Show

The Price of Vanity – Paolo Marchetti

You’ll Know It When You Feel It – Raphaela Rosella

The Live Book Making Project

Images: Claire Letitia Reynolds, Natan Dvir

Central Hub:

Launch of Festival Hub Central with AddOn, Ludlites, AIPP and more – Book Now!

It’s time to celebrate Head On Photo Festival 2016! Come party with us at the opening of Festival Hub Central, Chippendale. We will transform the Project Space at Central Park into our second ‘Festival Hub’; a gallery housing a selection of outstanding exhibitions and screenings featuring AddOn, The Ludlites, Claire Reynolds, AIPP, and international artists Lawrence Sumulong, Daniella Zalcman, Robert Ormerod and Anna Fawcus. Come along and soak up the music, photography and refreshments, and mingle with our overseas guests.

When: Sat 30 April; 6pm

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Registration essential: limited availability- maximum 4 tickets per person

The Festival Hub Central is sponsered by 

Mixed Emotion – Anna Fawcus

The Lonesome Cowboy – Claire Letitia Reynolds

Signs of Your Identity – Daniella Zalcman

Highlights from the Tokyo International Photography Festival

AIPP NSW Epson Professional Photography Award Winners 2016

Burying the Lead – Lawrence Sumulong 

The Doo-Men of Scotland – Robert Ormerod

Ludlites Love History – The Ludlites Collective

Street Photography Workshop

Drinks at festival launches provided by


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Head On Photo Awards 2024

Entries to the Head On Photo Awards 2024 are open now. $80,000 prize pool including finalists exhibition.

Image detail: Gary Ramage