Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Head On Photo Festival & Head On Seminar

Sydney's Head On has quickly become one of Australia's biggest photographic festivals. Held annually, Head On covers the diversity of photographic practice in Australia, and last year featured over 80 events held at almost 70 venues. At the heart of the festival is the Head On Portrait Prize , one of the nation's major photographic portrait prizes.

This year's festival will feature the inaugural Head On Seminar , which will take place on 14-15 May 2011. Scholarships are available for Indigenous photographers to attend this industry seminar program and take part in workshops. Recipients will receive funds towards the costs of flights, accomodation, transport and seminar fees.

Download the application form here.

Applications close 5pm, 1 April 2011.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

2011 MGA Fundraiser on-line

Is this one of MGA's best fundraising auction's yet?

With a list of generous donations from some of Australia's best photographers (some of who are donating new work) MGA's annual fundraising auction for 2011 is proving to be one of the most anticipated auctions in years.

Support shown towards MGA by Australian photographers is extraordinary. We are delighted this year to have works from Bill Henson, Robyn Stacey, Sue Ford, Charles Green and Lyndell Brown, Matthew Sleeth, Robert Owen, Lee Grant, Julie Millowick, Clare Rae, Claudia Terstappen, Rennie Ellis, Donna Bailey, Tim Handfield, Jo Daniell and Peter Milne.

The 2011 Fundraising preview exhibiton runs in MGA's Focus gallery from 22 March-2 April 2011

MGA's gala Fundraising auction night is at MGA on Saturday 2 April 2011. The fabulous Bryan Dawe will be our host, and the event will feature a spectacular dinner, excellent entertainment and outstanding art for auction on the night.

This is a great opportunity to support the work of MGA, one of Australia's only insitutions dedicated to collecting, preserving and displaying Australian photography.

Our auctioneer Paul Sumner will our guest auctioneer on the night.

All works and information can be viewed on MGA's Flickr page

Tickets are $130 for Friends of MGA/$150 for general public
For bookings 8544 0500

Proudly sponsored by
Art & Australia, Neoz Lighting and Montalto Vineyard

Clare RAE
Untitled #6 from the series Testing 2010
pigment ink-jet print
50 x 60 cm
artists proof
courtesy of the artist
est. $1 000–$1 300

Tracey Moffatt: narratives - art preview from The Blurb

Tracey Moffatt: narratives - art preview from The Blurb