Head On Photo Festival – Matthew Sherren finalist
By Amanda Poland, Head of Creative Arts
Head on Photo Festival, established in 2010, is based on the premise that all photographers, regardless of age, experience or genre, need a chance to show their work. The Festival program provides the opportunity for work to be shown in Sydney and internationally. With exhibitions at galleries across Sydney, it is the biggest photographic Festival in Australia and has numerous categories for submission.
Year 12 Photography student Matthew Sherren was recently selected by a panel of industry experts including curators, photographers, picture editors, out of thousands of entrants, to be a finalist in the student category. His work will be on display 5–20 May 2018.
Matthew says: 'The finalist spot has provided a confidence boost for me and my own work and I hope to continue photographing when I am older. … This accomplishment was only possible thank to Ms Mackey*, Nate Brindabella and my parents, who encouraged me to continually push myself with my photographic work.'
Matthew’s selected image, submitted last September, cannot be published yet, as a condition of the Festival. We will have to wait until the gallery opening night on 4 May. Meanwhile, enjoy the images on his own website: https://matthewsherrenphotography.com/
We congratulate Matthew on his selection as a finalist and for taking the initiative in being part of the creative community within and outside of the College. I encourage the Radford community to enjoy the Festival online or in Sydney next month.
* Radford photography teacher Jonquil Mackey