May 01, 2012

Head On Festival Opens Friday 4th May Sydney

Head On Festival in Sydney opens this Friday, May 4 at Customs House (7- 9pm) with the Head On Portrait Prize winners announced at 8pm.

Judges of the 2012 Portrait Prize include photographer Tamara Dean, Monash Gallery Director Shaune Lakin, ABC broadcaster Robbie Buck and Head On curator Moshe Rosenzveig. The ‘Critic’s Prize’ will chosen by photographer and critic Robert McFarlane.

Seminars Presentations Workshops
This year’s Festival features hundreds of exhibitions spread across numerous spaces. There is also a highly regarded Seminar Programme featuring local and international speakers including Magnum Photos' David Alan Harvey and Multi Award winning photographers - Australians Stephen Dupont and Andrew Quilty and from India, Pablo Bartholomew. Plus there are leading curators, festival directors, bloggers and others on the programme. It's a very exciting line up and provides a rare opportunity to explore international themes.

To find out more about Head On and its extensive programme please click here

And please look out for my feature on this year's Festival in a coming issue of Pro Photo magazine.