Pop-Up May Arts Newsletter. A month and more of photographs and festivals to move you, shake you, engage you and generally get you out of the house.

Pop-Up May Arts Newsletter. Let me help guide you through this years Head On Photo Festival with some great shows to include in your to-see list. There is also Reportage; Vivid; The Writers Festival; and coming soon, The Film Festival. Sydney is a bit Festival mad, so let me give you a hand with some hand picked shows below. I love when I hear from you if you ever want to let me know you’re out there, send a note… cheers. Cassie 0416 209 391
Marnya Rothe. Women in Uniform.
11 – 23 May 2013 OPENING Saturday 11 May 2- 5pm
To be officially opened by Ms Eva Cox @ 3pm

A Head On Exhibition www.headon.com.au

Able Seaman Marnya Rothe

Powerful beautiful women attempting to break the glass ceiling of traditionally male dominated careers such as pilots, trades, the police force, the defence forces. This striking series by a young up and coming photographer explores the themes of voyeurism, feminism and sexuality.
ArtHere Exhibition Space, 126 Regent St, Redfern

Maya Kolega. Mask
11 – 23 May OPENING Sat 11 May 2 – 3pm

A Head On Exhibition www.headon.com.au

Lighthouse Maya Kolega
Inspired by lost dreams that the artist has attempted to re-construct. She wants the viewer to feel the sense of being pulled into a mysterious dreamlike world – a kind of fusion between the unconscious and conscious.
ArtHere Exhibition Space, 126 Regent St, Redfern

CLOSING THIS WEEKEND (Sunday) in Sydney…
Doerthe Jansen. Journey to the Gambia
Sat 11 May & Sun 12 May 10am – 5pm. Film Screenings @ 3pm Sat & Sun

Women preparing for a Naming Ceremony. Doerthe Jansen

The last two days to see this wonderful collection of photographs and to meet the remarkable woman behind them. The daily free film screening is a mini doco about Doerthe and her Gambian partner, artist, Abibu Njie and the life they live in The Gambia. This exhibition is a real joy. It is also a celebration of what good things can happen when you take a chance.
Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Bondi Pavilion

Paul Blackmore. New Beirut
15 May – 22 June OPENING Sat 18 May 3-5pm / ARTIST TALK Sat 01 Jun @ 3pm

Head On Featured Exhibition www.headon.com.au

New Beirut, Nightclub al Mandaloun Paul Blackmore

Paul Blackmore is one of a new generation of photojournalists whose elegant, coherent and enduring observations function as both valuable records of social change and stunning fine-art images. This series, shot in 2002 and 2007, are a testament to the ability of a city to rebuild itself after a protracted and bitter civil war. It is also a testament to the power of photography to tell a story and the skill of this photographer to tell it so eloquently. Don’t miss Paul’s talk on Sat 02 June.
Stanley Street Gallery, 1/52-54 Stanley St, Darlinghurst

Ingvar Kenne. Citizen. Portraits 1997 – 2012
17 – 31 May. OPENING Sat 17 May 4 – 7pm
Head On Featured Exhibition www.headon.com.au

Lee Lin Chin, TV Presenter Ingvar Kenne
Nick Cave, Musician Ingvar Kenne

Photographic exhibition (16 large scale images) and book. This fabulous exhibition has been touring the country since November last year. From the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, to Melbourne, Perth and now finally Sydney – Ingvar’s home town – before heading off to Brisbane and then the regional gallery circuit. The book has 111 portraits – the exhibition has 16. A mixture of famous and celebrity to the unknown and everyday. We are all the same – all citizens. The thrill is in the mix. For a fabulous review of the exhibition and the book, pick up the current Art Monthly Magazine (May issue) and Artist Profile Magazine. The book is up for two book awards – Head On Momento Photobook Prize & 2013 Book Publishers Award. Both announced in the next week or so. A big contender for a win! The book is a beautiful object and the collection it holds impressive.
Maunsell Wickes Gallery, 19 Glenmore Road, Paddington

Sharon Zwi. Time Exposures: 60 Life Portraits
22 May – 29 June OPENING Wed 22 May 6 – 8pm

Head On Featured Exhibition www.headon.com.au

Eva Cox by Sharon Zwi

Eva Cox, Social Commentator by Sharon Zwi










Michael Kirby by Sharon Zwi

Michael Kirby, High Court Judge  by Sharon Zwi



This remarkable exhibition presents 60 individual composite grid photographs in black & white. Each portrait is made up of 25 images spanning the subjects life from babyhood to the present. All selected personally with the subject, or in the case of 3 of the images, with the subjects close family. There are politicians, feminists, teachers, scientists, activists, environmentalists, refugees, filmmakers, writers, social commentators – the list goes on. These are people who have inspired the photographer and whom Zwi feels have made a contribution in their community. This inspiring project is an extraordinary labour of love, says Sandy Edwards

CURRENT in Mittagong, Southern Highlands, NSW…
Misanthropology: The World Art of Adam Rish over Four Decades. Adam Rish
Until 19 May

Adam Rish in his studio, 2010

The second leg of this wonderful travelling exhibition A cross-cultural collaboration of sculpture, ceramics, paintings, textiles and prints. Adam’s world view is dystopic, clever, creative, observant, full of humour, pathos and beauty. I finally got to visit the show a few weeks ago on the most lovliest autumn day ever! What a beautiful gallery and what a wonderfully enjoyable exhibition. I absolutely love Adam’s sculptures – all individually hand carved. A trip to this part of world always makes me happy – must be all those country roads and bric-a-brac shops. Check out the ghost town of Joadja too – just google it.
Sturt Gallery, Mittagong
www.sturt.nsw.edu.au / www.adamrish.com

More Head-On shows for the Diary…
Suellen Symons. Time & Sensibility
25 May – 06 June OPENING 25 May 2 – 5pm

Head On Featured www.headon.com.au

Amy Walburn from Time & Sensibility Suellen Symons.
ArtHere Exhibition Space, 126 Regent St, Redfern

See More Janes. A Photographic Exhibition by
Anna Warr, Fiona Wolf, Sam Heydt, Jennifer Blau, Emma Phillips, Julie Sundberg
28 May – 08 June OPENING Tue 28 May 6 – 8pm / ARTIST TALKS Sat 01 Jun 1 – 3pm
Head On Featured www.headon.com.au

Invite from See More Janes exhibition.

This powerful collective of female photographers was established in 2011. With this project, their aim is to evoke a dialogue about how they/we perceive themselves/ourselves as women and how society and the media influences that perception. A strong connection back to Marnya Rothe’s exhibition, Women in Uniform, with this show. After Head On this intriguing exhibition will be touring to Queensland Centre for Photography 8 June – 7 July 2013. Catch it in Sydney first!
ll Danks Street, Waterloo

Head to the websites to check out more wonderful, amazing, surprising, entertaining, incredible, shocking, confronting and superb exhibitions from:
Head On Photo Festival 2013 www.headon.com.au
Reportage www.reportage.com.au
Vivid www.vividsydney.com

TWO FAB NEW GALLERIES to have on your radar…
10×8 Gallery, Surry Hills www.10x8gallery.com
Black Eye Gallery for Contemporary Photography www.blackeyegallery.com.au



Cassandra French, Pop-Up Publicity0416 209 391 cassiefrench


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