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LA PUNA de Atacama at Gaffa

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I am very excited to share this solo exhibition by Silvi Glattauer as the work is very close to her heart. 

Silvi has been travelling around the North West region of Argentina for the last month and is adding to the existing body of work that she did for the Ballarat Biennale last year.

“The landscapes of this region are out of this world and as you may remember I am a native Argentinean so this work means a lot to me!”

The show will be opened by the Consul General of Argentina on 10th of May at 6pm.


Sal’s in Sydney!

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Sally will be in Sydney between Friday 4th - Tuesday 8th May.

If you would like to book a consultation whilst Sal is in town, please call 0403 302 831.

Sally offers the following meeting options:

• A two-hour consultation where Sally appraises your work, answers any questions you might have about the industry, your career path and then helps work out the best plan of action for you.

• A full folio review working closely with you on editing your images/work to create an individual folio for your specific needs.

• Editing images for websites and also for exhibitions. Sally’s approach to these meetings is renowned for being high in energy and positivity.

Please call her directly on 0403 302 831 to book in a time and get your career going in a positive inspiring way. Once Sally has worked with you through your new direction, she can chat about The Brownbill Effect - the online Creative Directory.

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Head On Photo Festival - Deadline for submissions.

– posted by Sally

Don't forget the deadline for the Head On Photo Festival is fast approaching. Make sure you have your entries in by 11pm Sunday 25th February.



Exhibition submissions open

– posted by Sally

Head On Photo Festival, Australia's leading annual contemporary photography event returns in May 2018.

Head On creates opportunities for photographers at all career stages to have their work exhibited in Sydney and seen around the world.

With place-making in galleries and pop up exhibition spaces, Head On brings artists, audiences and industry together at exhibitions and events, creating the place to be for anyone who loves photography.

Don’t miss your place in an extraordinary event.

Submit today!

Deadline: 17 September

Head On Photo Festival 2018

5 - 20 May 2018

Sydney, Australia

Create | Exhibit | Inspire


A clip from my time at Head On 17

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Register for the Head On Launch

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You’re running out of time to enter!

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You’re running out of time to enter! Open internationally, with a prize pool of $50,000 in cash, equipment and software across Portrait, Landscape and Mobile categories -

All finalists will be exhibited in Head On Photo Festival,
Australia’s premier event of its kind and one of the world’s leading photo festivals #headon17 #HeadOnPhotoAwards


Call for entries for Head On Photo Festival 2017

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It's time for the 2017 Head On Photo Festival and I encourage all photograghers to get you images in - NOW!


Head On Photo Festival is calling for exhibition submissions for 2017

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Head On Awards 2016

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The Head On Awards are open internationally in prizes across Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Student categories. The awards includes equipment and software from a variety of industry leaders. All finalists will be exhibited as part of Head On Photo Festival, Australia’s leading photography festival.


Head On Photo Festival 2016

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Head On is calling for photographers/photo-artists/curators/exhibition spaces/galleries to submit work for inclusion in Head On Photo Festival 2016, Australia’s leading photography festival and highlight on the global arts calendar.

More details here:


Head On 2015 Folio Reviewers

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Head On Photographic festival commences in Sydney on Friday 1st May.

I will be up there for a week of the month long programme.

On the Monday 4th May there are are a group of creative professionals, including myself, giving portfolio reviews. Click here to see array of reviewers and book in.

It's a hugely worthwhile excise to have some of the countries best photographers and intermediaries looking at and critiquing your work.



AddOn 2015 - Call for Submissions

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Head On Photo Festival is pleased to advise AddOn, a non-competitive, anonymous, photographic exhibition with an open brief, is back for another year.

In 2011 AddOn featured 90+ photographers...
In 2012 AddOn featured 110+ photographers...
In 2013 AddOn featured 125+ photographers...
In 2014 AddOn featured 153 photographs...

I invite you to help make 2015 the best AddOn ever.

Photos can be of any subject taken with any camera including mobile phones, holgas, etc.
Images must be square and submitted online. This exhibition is by invitation only.

Your picture will be printed and exhibited at the Depot Gallery in Dank Street, Waterloo
between 29 April to 9 May 2015.

The official opening will be on Saturday 2nd May.

At the end of the exhibition another photographer’s photo will be returned to you.
(A kind-of lucky dip for adults.)

The submission fee includes all printing, hanging and exhibition costs, and your return surprise photograph. All funds raised go wholly to the Head On Photo Festival, a not-for-profit organisation.

Images must be in by 11pm, Sunday April 12

To enter...
1. Go to
2. Click the AddOn link at the top of the page.
3. Upload your image and save.
3. Go to the Shopping Cart (also at the top of the page) a make your payment.

Please email me at if you'd like any other information.

Charles McKean BSc  MPhotog I  APP.L  AAPS
AddOn Curator


The Head On Awards are now open for entries

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In addition to the Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Moving Image categories, there is a new Student category: Open only to primary and secondary Australian school children, the Student Prize has an open theme. All other categories are now open to international entrants.

With over $50 000 in prizes across 5 categories, submit now to take part in Australia’s leading photography festival.

Click here to enter, and be a part of Head On 15


Photobook Melbourne 12-22 Feb 2015

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A contemporary photobook festival is the product of observation, conversation and collaboration.

With a deep passion for photography, typography and the printed book, Heidi Romano (Unless you will) and her team have curated a festival to engage, challenge and educate a photographic audience. A festival to exchange views on experimentation, curation and collaboration. Research through process and practice.

Photobook Melbourne is an artist-run, not for profit organization dedicated to creating a platform for experimental and innovative artistic photography and book making practices. A platform for local and international artists, bookmakers and book lovers to discuss, examine and appreciate marvellous imagery and outstanding storytelling.

Photobook Melbourne will bring together expertise and insight directly from the world’s greatest photographers, graphic designers, curators, publishers & printers. Their aim is to share knowledge with professional photographers, passionate amateurs and the inquisitive book lover. Initiating conversations about the nature of self publishing, form and function, practice and process.

Over the course of 10 days (12-22 Feb 2015), Photobook Melbourne's program includes talks, exhibitions (prints and photobooks), workshops, studio visits and of course loads of events on photobooks including Photobook Melbourne Fair, Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards exhibition and a workshop with Ron Jude; ‘A Handful of Sand: Wrestling with Narrative Structure in the Photobook’.

Photobook Melbourne's Grand Opening
12th of February from 6pm at Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP)
Exhibiting artists on the opening night: Robert Zhau, Wouter van der Voorde and announcement of Photobook Winner.

Also look out for:
Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Opening and Photo Prize announcement
13th of February 6-8pm - At The Baron Said.

Photobook Melbourne Fair
14th & 15th of February at CCP

Check out the full program for Photobook Melbourne here.

Image credits: Volume V of SPBH Book Club - Esther Teichmann, Jackson Eaton - Better Half, Ron Jude, Olivia Mroz, Angel Luis Gonzalez of Photo Ireland, Yaakov Israel - The Quest for the Man on The White Donkey

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