Paddington Reservoir Gardens

Head On Photo Festival returns to Paddington Reservoir Gardens to transform it into a hub of photography in tranquil surrounds.

This year we showcase eighty-one artists from around the world including the prestigious Head On Portrait award and student exhibitions.

The venue is accessible by stairs or an elevator that fits wheelchairs and prams. 

Please check what COVID-19 restrictions are in place before you visit.

Dates: 19 November - 19 December
Open Hours:

Western Chamber (outdoors): 8am - 8pm
Eastern Chamber (indoors): Fri - Sun 10am - 5pm

Location: Paddington Reservoir Gardens
251-255 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021
Buses routes: 333, 380, 440, M40

See our other location at Bondi Beach




Supported by

Government partners

In 2021, Head On Foundation worked closely with Indigenou

Emerging First Nations photographers and mentors

The Head On Student Award recognises innovations in photo


The Head On Portrait Award recognises artists that demons

Finalists and semi-finalists

This long-term project documents the sacrifices of Kurdis

Younes Mohammad

The UN estimates that more than a billion people today ar

The Everyday Projects

In my garden, the trees are changing represents

Thanh Vuong

‘Kill, rape, control' is the motto of the notorious Mara

Tariq Zaidi

On the edge of mainstream society lives a part-rat part-h

Roger Ballen