The Head On Photo Festival Is Back With Over 60 Incredible Outdoor Exhibitions

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer


One of Australia’s most coveted art and photography events — the Head On Photo Festival, has announced a massive line-up of exhibitions and events. The program includes over 60 outdoor exhibitions spread across Paddington Reservoir Gardens and Bondi Beach.

The Head On Photo Festival

Taking place from 19 – 28 November 2021, art fiends can look forward to a diverse range of art and photography events. The festival features an increased physical footprint along Bondi Beach Promenade with 52 exhibitions spanning 600 metres alongside six large-scale photo boxes.

The exhibitions shed light and perspective on cultures and stories from around the world. Both Australian and international photographers will be bringing their exemplary works to the Harbour City. The festival will also feature works by up-and-coming First Nations photographers.

Highlights of Head On Photo Festival 2021

Highlights of the event include the Australian premiere of internationally acclaimed South Africa based photographer Roger Ballen’s series Roger the Rat. 

Nightclub and dance enthusiasts can look forward to the world premiere of Disco Bugs by Australian photographer Bridgette Gower.

Image Credit: Lachlan Douglas/ Courtesy of Head On Photo Festival.

American photographer, writer and filmmaker Neil Kramer will present the Australian premiere of his new series Quarantine in Queens which is a comedic take on his experience of living in Queens with his ex-wife and mother during the pandemic last year.

Emerging First Nations artist, dancer and storyteller Lowell Hunter will use traditional dance movements to explore our relationship with our country.


Another one to look forward to is Michaela Skovranova’s End of the world which documents the melting ice at the Antarctic Peninsula due to global warming.

There will also be several free talks, conversations and workshops at Paddington Reservoir Gardens. There will also be a special sunrise Instameet at Bondi Beach.

Find their full program here.



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