2021 Festival events

Upcoming Featured events

HEAD ON INTERACTIONAL LAUNCH AND ARTIST TALK WITH ROGER BALLEN

Date: Friday, 26 November
Time: 6pm - 8pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Head On Foundation’s new online photo magazine will be launched with much acclaim including a talk from photographer extraordinaire Roger Ballen. Hear how you can get involved from the editors of Interactional and join in when the slide presentation.  There’s something for everyone!

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ARTIST TALK - JAMIE JAMES AND THANH VUONG

Date: Saturday, 27 November
Time: 11am - 12pm (Sydney AEDT)

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WORKSHOP - NFTS AND THE IMPACT ON PHOTOGRAPHERS AND COLLECTORS

Date: Saturday, 27 November
Time: 12pm - 1pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Hear all about NFTs and the effect they are having on artists and the artworld. If you’re thinking of branching out and creating your own non-fungible tokens or just curious what all the fuss is about, sign up to learn all about them now.  In recent news, Mike Winkelmann — the digital artist known as Beeple, recently sold the original copy of 'Everydays: The First 5000 Days' as an NFT (nonfungible token), and was auctioned off for $69 million at Christies. Discover why NFT’s are purchased and whether to make that step into collecting or selling. 

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ARTIST TALK - ALLI HARPER, HELEN JOLLY AND DAVID WALLIN

Date: Sunday, 28 November
Time: 11am - 12pm (Sydney AEDT)

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ARTIST TALK - FIRST SIGHT

Date: Sunday, 28 November
Time: 4pm - 5pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Open program events

Exhibition opening - David Cossini

Date: Thursday 11 Nov 2021
Time: 6pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Exhibition opening - Danin Kahn

Date: Sunday, 21 November
Time: 5 - 7pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Exhibition opening - Sally Mayman

Date: Tuesday 23 November
Time: 6 - 8pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Artist talk - Meraki artists

Date: Wednesday, 24 November
Time: 1pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Exhibition opening - Robert Walwyn

Date: Wednesday 24 Nov 2021
Time: 6 - 8pm (Sydney AEDT)

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ARTIST TALK - UNTITLED.SHOWA

Date: Saturday, 27 November
Time: 2 - 6pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Hear the journey behind this remarkable project of photos lost and found across two countries, Japan and Australia. It expands our knowledge of the historical relationship between Australia and Japan. It is a universal tale about the importance and power of photography as an imprint of personal and family histories.

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Exhibition opening - Nudes on Tap

Date: Saturday, 27 November
Time: 5pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Past Featured Events

PROGRAM LAUNCH & MEET THE SELECTION COMMITTEE

Date: Wednesday 3 November 2021
Time: 12.30pm (Sydney time)

Online event

Every year we invite curators and directors to assist in selecting our exhibitions for Head On Photo Festival. This year, with the help of eleven globally significant and highly experienced members of the art community, we will be presenting over 100 exhibitions across Sydney and online.

Be the first to know who is exhibiting, and hear directly from some of the selection committees on what makes an exhibition proposal stand out and what they are most looking forward to seeing in person this year.

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HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL LAUNCH

Date: 7:30pm Friday 19 Nov

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WORKSHOP - DOG PHOTOGRAPHY

Date: Saturday, 20 November
Time: 9 - 10am (Sydney AEDT)

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Bondi-based photographer and filmmaker Annabel Osborne simply loves dogs. In her exhibition Woman’s best friend, she captures the unique and beautiful spirit of each dog she photographs. In this workshop, she will give you all the tips and tricks you need to create beautiful portraits of your furry friend.  

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ARTIST TALK - PHIL BAYLY, JENNY PAPALEXANDRIS AND MICHAELA SKOVRANOVA

Date: 11:00am Saturday 20 November

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WORKSHOP - EDITING YOUR WORK: CONSTRUCTIVE TECHNIQUES FOR SEQUENCING WITH GARRY TRINH

Date: 12:00pm Saturday 20 November

In person event

Description: Acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Garry Trinh will talk you through a comprehensive process for curating your own work for inclusion in an exhibition or book.  So if you’re working towards a book or plan to exhibit, you won’t want to miss this! 

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WORKSHOP - LIGHT AND SHADOW IN SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Date: 2-3:00pm Saturday 20 November

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Description: I believe sports photography is more than just capturing actions. What interests me the most is the intricate balance between light and shadow, as in the case of "yin" and "yang". This becomes my signature style when shooting professional tennis and other sports.

Andy Cheung is a professional sports photographer specialising in tennis. Andy’s editorial works are published across major global media outlets like The New York Times, The Times, Newsweek, NBC, ESPN, Forbes, 7News,  ABC, SBS, The Guardian, Yahoo Sports, MSN, The Vogue, UK Tennis Magazine, Tennis Australia, etc.

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ADDON CATCH UP

Date: 5:30-7:00pm Saturday 20 November

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ARTIST TALK - FABIAN MUIR AND JENNIFER BLAU

Date: 11:00am Sunday 21 November

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WORKSHOP - DISCO BUGS AND MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY WITH BRIDGETTE GOWER

Date: 12:00pm Sunday 21 November

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Bridgette’s exhibition Disco bugs explores the miniature world of insets and spiders.  In this session she will share will us how creates these wonderful vibrant bug portraits and tell us all about her macro photography practice.  

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WORKSHOP - HOW TO READ A PHOTOGRAPH: CRITICAL QUESTIONS TO ASK FOR DEEPER UNDERSTANDING WITH MARCO BOK

Date: Sunday, 21 November
Time: 2 - 3pm (Sydney AEDT)

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In today’s complex post truth world it’s even more important than ever before to get to the heart of an issue and understand the meaning behind an image. Marco will encourage you to get to the bottom of the intent behind photographs.  He will show you by analysing, deconstructing and examining them to understand whether they’re manipulated, and if so why, and how to get your own message across in your photography. 

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ARTIST TALK - EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY WITH AUSTRALIAN LIVE MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHERS

Date: Sunday, 21 November 
Time: 4pm - 5pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Hear from some of Australia’s best event photographers in this live session at Paddington Reservoir Gardens. They will discuss their experiences and tips for working as an event photographer as well as discuss their exhibition capturing live music in 2019, the year before our lives were put on hold.   

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PANEL - MEET THE JUDGES

Date: Sunday, 21 November
Time: 8pm - 9pm (Sydney AEDT)

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WORKSHOP - THE ART OF COMPOSITING IN PHOTOSHOP

Date: Monday, 22 November 
Time:
12 - 12.50pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Back by popular demand. Join Julieanne Kost, Adobe Digital Imaging Evangelist, as she walks through her creative process and explains how she transforms visual elements from multiple sources into a single, composited scene using Photoshop. She’ll share her workflow from idea to completion including: finding inspiration, developing ideas and refining a story, choosing appropriate elements, and deploying basic design principles to unify elements using perspective, light, colour and more. You’ll leave inspired to create your own artistic composites and armed with techniques for to achieving your creative vision.  

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WORKSHOP - LIGHTROOM CLASSIC AND PHOTOSHOP – THE COMPLETE PICTURE

Date: Monday, 22 November 
Time: 1 - 2pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Back by popular demand. In this action-packed seminar join Adobe’s Evangelists Julieanne Kost and Paul Burnett as they quickly bring you up to speed on the latest innovations and technologies for photographers. They’ll start in Lightroom Classic, covering the “how and why” behind making parametric edits and then move to the powerful world of masking and selective editing.  They’ll demonstrate the optimal way to bring your files into Photoshop depending on the creative intent and concentrate on the newest tools designed to retouch, combine, and automate your workflow through layers, selections, and masking.  This session will be a mixture of practical techniques and inspirational tips that will help photographers of all levels create images with more impact.   

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WORKSHOP - THE ART OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Date: Monday, 22 November
Time: 8 - 9pm (Sydney AEDT)

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A brief discussion of the multiple genres that come together to create what we know as wedding photography.

James Day is one of Australia's most prolific wedding photographers. With a career that has spanned 18 years and taken him around the world many times over, James has become known as a photographer who evokes emotion in his subjects and chases impossible projects like creating tactile albums for sight impaired clients and producing finished works on the same day as the wedding.

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ARTIST TALK - NEIL KRAMER AND KADRI ELCOAT

Date: Tuesday, 23 November
Time: 12 - 12.30pm  (Sydney AEDT)

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WORKSHOP - Time lapse photography 

Date: Tuesday, 23 November 
Time: 1 - 2pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Capturing, monitoring, editing and delivering commercial time-lapse, both long ( months and years) and short term (hours or days) 
 
Chris show examples of work and discuss some of the equipment and methodology behind this style of image-making that's another tool in the kitbag for photographers. 

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ARTIST TALK - ANASTASIA TRAHANAS AND ANAT ICAR SHOHAM

Date: Tuesday, 23 November
Time: 7pm - 7:45pm (Sydney AEDT)

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WORKSHOP - PRINTING WORKSHOP WITH WARREN MACRIS

Date: Tuesday, 23 November
Time: 8pm - 9pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Hear all about the (surprisingly to some) difficult process of printing photographs from one of Australia’s most revered photo printers.  Whether you want to get your photos printed by a professional or print them yourself, Warren will help you on this topic by sharing his extensive knowledge of the different techniques, inks, papers, colour optimisation and more. 

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ARTIST TALK - JOHANNES REINHART

Date: Wednesday, 24 November
Time: 12pm - 12:45pm (Sydney AEDT)

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PANEL - SOCIAL CHANGE AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Date: Wednesday, 24 November
Time: 1pm - 2pm (Sydney AEDT)

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WORKSHOP - OPEN REVIEW

Date: Wednesday, 24 November
Time: 8pm - 9pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Get valuable advice from industry experts in this open review session and see the incredible work our community are producing. RSVP for details on how to send in your work.

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ARTIST TALK - ALAIN SCHROEDER AND MARK EDWARD HARRIS

Date: Thursday, 25 November
Time: 12pm - 12:45pm (Sydney AEDT)

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PANEL - PHOTOGRAPHING CONFLICT AND THE COST OF WAR

Date: Friday, 26 November
Time: 1pm - 2pm (Sydney AEDT)

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ARTIST TALK - FEDERICO ESTOL AND TOM GOLDNER

Date: Friday, 26 November
Time: 12pm - 12:45pm (Sydney AEDT)

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Past Open program events

Exhibition opening - Chris Dark and Chris Saunders

Date: Friday, 29 October
Time: 7pm (Sydney AEDT)

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