It’s Sunday, 6th November 2022 and we were at Bondi Beach for the opening of AddOn (part of the HeadOn Photo Festival) at the newly renovated Bondi Pavilion. Winter hadn’t really left and the day was uncharacteristically warm. The bodies on the beach, refugees from the COVID wars, lay scattered on the hot sands. It’s good to see AddOn return to the public space after being relegated to an online exhibition during the COVID lockdowns. This is my 9th year of exhibiting in this arm of the HeadOn Photo Festival. HeadOn is Australia’s largest photo festival.
The show was opened by Charles McKean and Moshe Rosenzveig OAM. The impact of the COVID years was evident in the scaling down of the exhibition space, however given the restrictions, the works, although smaller than previous years in terms of printed scale, held up well and we (Suzy and I) are looking forward to the mailing out of the catalogue to this years exhibiting photographers.
Once again thanks to Charles McKean for the invite to participate in this years AddOn Exhibition. Last years show was memorable to say the least and it’s simply a great pleasure to be a part of a show that I know will push me to keep refining the way I see and do things.
Tue, 14/05/2013 – 18:00 – 20:00
Date of Show:
Tue, 14/05/2013 – Sat, 25/05/2013
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 title or photographer credits, viewers interpret their images for what they are and bring their own meanings to them.
The AddOn Exhibition closes tomorrow and I can say without a doubt that it was a great pleasure to have work hanging alongside some of the exceptional talent in that show. A big thank you to Charles McKean for the invite to submit work. The curatorial for the show was managed by Charles McKean and Moshe Rosenzveig. Hats off for a beautiful journey through 122 photographic works. Mention also must be made of the stunning book of the works in the show produced by Momento Books. Last years AddOn 2011 book received a Silver Award at the Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards. That should give you some idea of the quality I’m talking about.
I didn’t start taking shots of the show until the huge crowd began thinning out. Here’s a little from the show.