Head to the Head On Photo Festival.
Australia’s premier photo festival is on this month in Sydney. The 9th annual Head On Photo Festival features over 100 exhibitions. The program is a combination of exhibitions, talks and workshops by both Australian and international artists. One standout exhibition is Samantha Everton’s “Indochine” (until 22 May at Arthouse Gallery, 66 Mclachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay), which explores the intersection of Western influences and Eastern traditions. Exuding visual luxury and vivid sensuality, the artworks plunge the viewer into a colour-saturated dreamscape. The series explores the encroachment of Western fashion within Asian cultures and the struggle for authenticity amidst contemporary influences. Various locations, 5–20 May. headon.com.au