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.