May 01, 2015

Friday Round Up - 1st May, 2015

This week on Friday Round Up - Head On Photo Festival Preview Part 2: The Australians.

Head On Photo Festival

Today Head On Photo Festival opens in Sydney for a month of photography madness. Come on down to the Hub to check out a host of exhibitions, artist talks, projections and more. Or visit the numerous galleries around the harbour city that are participating in this year's Festival.

This week the spotlight is on some of the Australian photographers exhibiting at Head On. While not a definitive list, this preview will give you a taste of what's in store. A veritable feast of photography awaits. Check out the Head On Photo Festival website for the full program.

Above L-R: Pamela Jennings, Patrick Boland, George Fetting, Matthew Smith, Emmanuel Angelicas and Jill Crossley

Head On Photo Festival Awards...and the Winners are:
Later tonight the winners of the Head On Photo Awards - Portrait, Landscape, Mobile, Moving Image and Student - will be announced. Check back here for all the news.


Emmanuel Angelicas – Silent Agreements Marrickville 45

From the time he was given a plastic Diana camera at the age of seven years Emmanuel Angelicas has taken photographs. That was in 1970. Since then he's used his suburb of Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner-west, as his canvas. For 45 years he’s documented his family, neighbours and strangers, capturing images of Marrickville, its humanity and its dark secrets, without censorship. 

1-17 May
aMBUSH Gallery
Level 3, Central Park, 28 Broadway

Nocturnes in a Lapse – Filippo Rivetti 

Italian-born photographer Filippo Rivetti, who now resides in Sydney, is a master of motion controlled time lapse and hyper lapse photography. In his exhibition Nocturnes in a Lapse, Rivetti uses these platforms to record the night’s sky creating a series of surreal landscapes that show an active and enveloping sky against a static earth. 

1-31 May
Customs House
Ground Floor & Level 1
31 Alfred St
Circular Quay, Sydney 

Portrait Work – George Fetting 

Over the past 25 years Australian photographer George Fetting has worked as a features photographer for various newspapers and magazines both here and internationally. But personal work has always played an important part in Fetting's photographic education and it is this work that’s on show at Head On’s Hub. 

1-10 May
Sydney Lower Town Hall
Head On Festival Hub
483 George Street

Matthew Smith – A Parallel Universe 

Originally from the UK, Matthew Smith moved to Australia in 2007 to indulge his love of over and under water photography. While most people avoid the subjects that fall under Smith's gaze, such as the Blue Bottle jellyfish in ‘A Parallel Universe’ Smith gets up close to capture what he sees as "the beautiful and fascinating creatures that inhabit our oceans". 

4-31 May
Customs House
Ground Floor
31 Alfred St
Circular Quay, Sydney

Iranian Wedding – Ramak Bamzar 

Ramak Bamzar's exhibition Iranian Wedding was shot between 2005 and 2008 in the small Iranian town of Karaj. "I've chosen to exhibit this work to illustrate the impact that tradition and religion has on the ritual of marriage and how dissimilar it is to Australian traditions," says Ramak who was born in Tehran and now lives in Melbourne where she works as a freelance photographer. 

1-10 May
Sydney Lower Town Hall
Head On Festival Hub
483 George Street

Craig Wetjen - Men’s Sheds

‘Men’s Sheds’ enters into a very male domain where the shed is both a place for its owner to indulge in his hobbies and also a refuge. Wetjen says the messaging in this project runs far deeper than a series of portraits of men with their bikes, cars and gardening tools. Men’s Sheds is designed to draw focus on mental health issues that face men in our community, issues that are rarely spoken of and issues which many men believe carry the stigma of being too soft, of not being a real bloke.

Until 31 May
Paddington Reservoir Gardens
251-255 Oxford St

In Brief:

Jill Crossley - Unreliable Witness

20 May to 6 June
Stanley Street Gallery
1/52 - 54 Stanley Street

Nathan Miller - Somewhere in Jaffa

9 May to 6 June
Soho Galleries Sydney
104 Cathedral St, Corner Crown St

Gary Grealy - Art - Maker, Patron, Lover

9 May to 12 July
Mosman Art Gallery
Cnr., Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road

Tanu Gago - 2014 Commission 
Auckland Festival of Photography

Until 17 May
aMBUSH Gallery
Level 3, Central Park, 28 Broadway

Pamela Jennings and Debbie Fowler - Against the Tide

Above images (C) Pamela Jennings

Until 31 May
Darling Quarter
OPEN Public Art Space Civic Connector, 
Commonwealth Bank Place 
1 Harbour Street
Darling Harbour

Patrick Boland - My Inner Monologue is Analogue

Until 11 May
Gaffa Gallery
281 Clarence St

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