Finally, our first Head On Photo Festival post COVID-19 restrictions kicks off this week with great events!
Here’s the overview of what’s on this week. We hope that you’ll join us to meet the artists, get inspired, and see some truly powerful photography!
(Please note all times are Sydney AEDT, UTC +11)
Friday 4 November
7 PM – 9 PM (Sydney AEDT) festival launch – Head on Photo Festival 2022 Launch and announcement of winners
Join us for the biggest night in Australian photography, the launch of the 13th annual Head On Photo Festival and the announcement of the Head On Photo Awards winners for 2022.
Saturday 6 November
11 AM – 12:30 PM (Sydney AEDT) Panel discussion – Anthropology through photography at the Bondi Pavilion in the Yalagang room and online.
Our kick-off panel for Head On Photo Festival 2022 discusses how we use photography as a tool to study humanity, in all its confounding forms.
12:35 PM – 1:35 PM (Sydney AEDT) Artist talks – Behind the Exhibition: part 1 at the Bondi Pavilion in the Yalagang room and online.
In the first of a four-part series, we invite Head On Photo Festival 2022’s featured artists to give an in-depth look at the stories and processes behind their exhibitions.
2:30 PM – 3:20 PM (Sydney AEDT) panel discussion – Beyond the lens at the Bondi Pavilion in the Yalagang room and online.
Photos can be created by many techniques – digital, film, screen print, and that’s just the beginning. Beyond the lens will look to the exhibitions that stray from traditional photographic methods, challenging the idea of what a photograph is.
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM (Sydney AEDT) panel discussion – Australia’s changing landscape at the Bondi Pavilion in the Yalagang room and online.
Four Australian artists from this year’s Head On Photo Festival 2022 Featured exhibitions discuss how they respond to the ever-changing Australian landscape through their photography.
5 PM – 6 PM (Sydney AEDT) film premiere – BLAZE at the Bondi Pavilion in the High tide room.
Murray Fredericks is launching a series of large-scale landscape photographs with fire as their central theme. The exhibition of the photographs will be accompanied by the film BLAZE, an observational documentary by Academy Award-nominate team Bentley Dean (director) and Tania Nehme (editor).
Sunday 6 November
10:30 AM – 12 PM (Sydney AEDT) panel discussion – Narratives of womanhood at the Bondi Pavilion in the High Tide room and online.
A vibrant thread throughout the various photography exhibitions featured in this year’s Festival was an exploration of motherhood and the often-conflicting experiences of womanhood. This panels explores diverse narratives of what it means to be a woman and how several women artists have delved into their gendered existence through their unique photographic styles.
12:10 PM – 1:30 PM (Sydney AEDT) panel discussion – Insiders & outsiders at the Bondi Pavilion in the High Tide room and online.
Insiders & outsiders, a panel discussing access, internal vs. external perspectives, and the future of photojournalism.
2:30 PM – 4 PM (Sydney AEDT) panel discussion – Meet the finalists at the Bondi Pavilion in the High Tide room.
What makes an image stand out? Join judges and selectors who blind judged this year’s Head On Photo awards as they share what about the finalist’s photographs are significant to them. Hear from the 2022 award-winning photographers speak about their work.
6 PM – 8 PM (Sydney AEDT) panel discussion – Stories that Sir: self-reflection at the Bondi Pavilion in the High Tide room.
Self discovery and reflection take on many forms. Art is one way to reflect and four of our featured artists come together to tell us how they used photography to document and reflect on their lives – in the good times and the bad. Led by Monica Rosenfeld – public speaker, comedian, and PR extraordinaire. Monica joins Ramak Bamzar, Garrie Maguire, and Rachel Portesi as they discuss the stories that defined their lives and their photography.
Monday 7 November
5 PM – 6 PM (Sydney AEDT) artist talk – Behind the exhibition: part 2 at the Bondi Pavilion in the Yalagang room and online.
In the second of a four-part series, we invite Head On Photo Festival 2022’s featured artists Andrew Rovenko and Teva Cosic to give an in-depth look at the stories and processes behind their exhibitions.
Tuesday 8 November
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Sydney AEDT) workshop – Abstract photography (tickets $50) with Len Metcalf at TAP Gallery.
Bring your camera, so you can start your journey into abstract photography! You will learn about various types of abstract photography and abstract photography techniques. The workshop will finish with you having your own play with the techniques presented.
Abstract photography is a third-party project instructed and produced by Len Metcalf.
6 PM – 9 PM (Sydney AEDT) exhibition opening – Homage to chicks at Art Space in the Concord.
Spanning decades, Sophie Howarth’s prolific photography career has guided her from sweaty mosh-pits to the pages of Rolling Stone, working for globally renowed advertising campaigns and travelling the world. Her exhibition Homage to chicks is an edit of the photographs taken from 1990 – 2012, reimagined into a new artwork; a singular narrative of 126 photographs highlighting women in the music industry.
Wednesday 9 November
2 PM – 3:30 PM (Sydney AEDT) artist talk – Photographs as mirrors with Len Metcalf at TAP gallery
Inspired by the ideas of Minor White and John Szarkowski, Len Metcalf will discuss how photographs can be windows and mirrors and how he uses modern ‘Art Therapy’ practice to analyse and reflect on the art of creating and viewing photographs.
Thursday 10 November
6 PM – 8 PM (Sydney AEDT) exhibition opening – Head On at 107
Join us for our special opening of Head On at 107! Come for great conversation and insights from some of the exhibiting artists. Food and drinks will be available to purchase at 107 Redfern.
8 PM – 10 PM (Sydney AEDT) opening – North of Capricorn exhibition opening at Luna Gallery
Join Phi Bayly and Glen O’Malley for the opening of their exhibition. North of Capricorn explores obscure ordinary moments in the midst of chaos and how images can communicate deep personal relationships.
Most events are available online. We hope you can join us for our first week of Head On Festival!