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Sydney Morning Herald Column

Head On Photo Festival 2018

Friday, May 18th, 2018 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Head On is still not getting the attention it deserves. We make a big fuss about the Sydney Biennale, we go wild for Vivid, we swarm over the Sydney foreshores during Sculpture by the Sea, but after ten years the Head On Photo Festival survives on a fraction of the resources devoted to other events. […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Head On 2016

Friday, May 6th, 2016 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Sydney loves grand, all-encompassing events, and Head On has become one of the most eagerly awaited festivals in the cultural calendar. This year’s show is distributed among 60 public and private venues spread throughout the city, the suburbs, and other parts of the state. Twenty major international photographers will be participating in talks and workshops […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Head On 2015

Friday, May 15th, 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

When a show draws a huge crowd to the Town Hall on a rainy Friday night it is testimony to Sydney’s booming interest in photography. The occasion was the opening of Head On, the annual photo festival that has grown to colossal proportions over the past few years. The influx of photographers and fans from […]

Film Reviews

Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Film Reviews,

Celebrating its 25th anniversaire, the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival returns this month to cinemas across the country. As the organisers continually remind us, this is now the biggest annual festival of French cinema outside of France. The appeal is pretty straightforward: ask most middle-class Australians for their favourite destination and France is always high […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Perth Festival 2014

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

On the sandy banks of the Swan River, Do Ho Suh’s Net-Work gleams in fierce sunlight. The piece is a tightly woven mesh made from thousands of tiny gold and silver figurines joined at the hands and feet. Draped across a metal frame it forms a walkway through which visitors can look at the sky […]

Blog

Elvis in Parkes

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008 Blog,

Imagine a sleepy country town of twelve thousand inhabitants transformed for one week every year by an invasion of raucous aliens wearing white bejeweled jump suits and huge wigs. Imagine a town on the edge of the Australian outback where the summer temperature rises regularly past 40 degrees Celsius, causing the tar on the roads […]