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AddOn

AddOn is a non-competitive, anonymous, photographic exhibition curated by Charles McKean and Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig.

One of the core events of Head On Photo Festival, AddOn showcases a diverse and exciting range of square images, taken by more than 100 photographers spanning professionals, artists, enthusiasts, celebrities and politicians.

Shown without any titles or photographer credits, viewers interpret the images at face value and bring their own meanings to them.

After the exhibition, every participant will receive one print at random from the exhibition posted to them.

All funds received through the entry fees go towards staging the exhibition, and the vast range of free activities Head On Photo Festival mounts annually.

Forget us not

Blur Projects has been collaborating with individuals and organisations, over the past 20 years, to create multi-media exhibitions which provide a focal point for conversations that support social change.
The power of this project lies within the stories shared by the twenty participants from across our nation, who are just some of our Forgotten Australians. These participants were vulnerable children when they were subjected to child abuse. This abuse was perpetrated by those who were supposed to care for and protect them from harm. Abuse which cannot be forgotten and continues to harm them to this day.

The artistic vision of this project uses black and white portrait photography combined with Bar code patterns to create sandwiched artworks of each participant which result in a 3D effect. The full features of the person are only revealed when the viewer stands a particular angle. The bar code pattern acknowledges how the participants feel they have been treated – as a faceless statistic known only by a registration number. The images attached are examples of the style of photography that the viewer will see, but are not the actual participants.

Belinda’s artworks are not 2D photographs on paper. Belinda uses photography to create photographic sculptural works that are ‘internal’ portraits. The works are accompanied by self-narrative interviews and documentary photography of the participants. There are text panels of transcribed first-person stories of each of the participants. There is an app for viewers with sensory, cognitive and learning impairments. Some exhibitions also have books and DVDs. Some of the interviews have been broadcast on television and most recently included in the 2018 Sydney Film Festival.

For each person in the project, there are many more whose stories and lives are invisible. For them, the project provides recognition that they are not isolated in their experiences. In telling these stories we must not forget those whose voices cannot be heard. Those for whom the abuse is too raw to speak up. Those who chose suicide to escape the pain. Those who are buried in unmarked graves.

Artist Bio:

Director of Blur Projects, Belinda Mason, has over 25 years of experience in both the arts and commercial photography sectors. She has conceptualised, produced and presented high-quality socio-cultural engaged art exhibitions, workshops and events for national and international audiences. Belinda has been invited to speak at professional conferences and events such as the United Nations Commission of the Status of Women in New York 2016 and 2018 at the United Nations Commission on the Rights of Persons with Disability in Geneva 2016 and World Conference on Indigenous Persons in New York in 2014, United Nations Human Council in Geneva 2013. In 2008 Belinda was the winner of the Moran, Kodak Salon and Human Rights Photography awards.

Untitled and Unfinished

“You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with” – Jim Rohn.

You’ve heard it more times than you can count, but is there any truth in it?

Many photographers work in isolation and miss out on feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment. We started in 2010 as a mutual support group for personal photo-based projects in progress. We met monthly at a Sydney pub to talk photography and look at prints over a few drinks.

Developed together is only the second time we have been able to exhibit alongside each other. We all have our own unique artistic voice, but we would not have been able to develop this voice without each other.

Artists:

Brent Winstone, Derby Chang, Dillon Mak, Franky Tsang, Gerrit Fokkema, Godelieve Mols, Lyndal Irons, Michaela Skovranova, Stephanie Simcox, Stephen Godfrey and Timothy Harland.

EXHIBITION SPACE
541 Artspace
541 Kent St
2000 Sydney , NSW
Australia
New South Wales AU

DATES AND TIMES
04 May 2019 to 19 May 2019

Official Opening:
Wed 08 May 2019, 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am-3:30 pm

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Collectors’ Space 2019
07.03.19 – 30.03.19

Art Month Sydney is again bringing audiences perennial favourite the Collectors’ Space exhibition for its fifth year. Sharing work from some of Sydney’s most exciting private collections, Collectors’ Space offers a glimpse into the knowledge and passions of those critical members of the art community that aren’t often in the public eye – collectors.

Curated by Georgia Hobbs, 2019 showcases works from the private collections of some of Sydney’s most dynamic creative duos — Amanda Joe & Douglas Lance Gibson; Sarah Edmondson & Rod Denson; Genevieve Felix Reynolds & Belem Lett; Mariam Arcilla & Mason Kimber.

Exhibition duration : 07/03/2019 – 30/03/2019

Mon-Friday: 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Sat: 11:00AM – 3:30PM

China: Moments in Time
An epic photographic journey across China showcasing its diverse people and culture.

China: Moments in Time is a journey in images across more than 20 Chinese cities.

Featuring 40 very large scale prints and multi-media installations by photo journalist Marcus Reubenstein.

It is a very personal interpretation of a people and culture whose history spans more than 5,000 years. From the ancient through to the cutting edge of modernity upon which much of the world’s most populous nation today thrives.

The collection is a series of mainly candid shots of ordinary people, mostly either young or old.

The artist’s hope is to capture their humanity and create a body of work that shows the life of a people whose image outside their borders is often overrun by the sheer scale of modern day China.

A truly unique insight into China and a must see festival event.

Exhibition duration : 01/02/2019 – 10/02/2019

Mon-Friday: 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Sat: 11:00AM – 3:30PM

An associate event of City of Sydney Lunar Festival 2019

541 Art Space News | Where are they now

 Where are they now?

Previous 541 Art Space artist Liu Shuyong will be showing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales as part of exhibition Glorious from 25 August – 6 January 2019. Back in October 2017, Liu Shuyong, better known for his pen name Lao Shu had a seminal show with us that offered a new perspective on life to ease the stresses of modern living.

Congratulations to Fan Dongwang and Katya Petetskaya for being chosen as finalists for the Paddington Art Prize 2018.

Fan Dongwang had a solo exhibition with us titled Icons of Identity in February 2017. Katya showed in an exhibition Inhabitation of Violence in October of last year.

The Paddington Art Prize is on from Saturday 15th September until Saturday 22nd September.

We look forward to seeing what other achievements our artists will have over the coming years.