See Jane Run … Exhibition – Opening Night | Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks St. NSW

Last Tuesday 15th May I was fortunate enough to¬† be invited to the See Jane Run … Exhibition to document the Opening Night. The exhibition is part of the Head On Photo Festival run in Sydney every year.

The Head On Photo Festival is one of the largest festivals of it’s kind in the world, with over 200 events across 100 venues spread all over Sydney. Now running in it’s third year, the festival not only fills galleries and museums with amazing artwork from local and international artists but also moves into less formal venues such as cafes, pubs and Centennial Park.
This year the festival runs from 4th May till 3rd June 2012.

As I mentioned earlier, the See Jane Run … Exhibition had it’s opening night on Tuesday 15th May. The basis of the exhibition is to explore gender roles, beauty ideals and body image. Like a lot of artwork, the basis of the project is to “stir the pot”, to get people thinking and talking about how we perceive ourselves. Also how society and the media influences that perception, especially towards women.
The project was started by four female photographers Emma Phillips, Julie Sundberg, Anna Warr and Fiona Wolf. With 50% of all donations and also any sales on the opening night going to White Ribbon Foundation, a foundation in Australia campaigning to stop violence against women. White Ribbon were on hand at the Opening Night to offer support, which also included their chairman &¬†ambassador Andrew O’Keefe speaking to the crowd.

With artwork ranging from female rodeo riders in northern New South Wales to male models posing like centerfolds, the exhibition definitely got people talking!

The See Jane Run … Exhibition runs from 15th May till 27th May at Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks Street Waterloo NSW.

See Jane Run … Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SeeJaneRunExhibition

See Jane Run … Homepage & Blog – http://seejanerunexhibition.tumblr.com/

 

The Janes with White Ribbon ambassador Andrew O'Keefe

The Janes with White Ribbon ambassador Andrew O’Keefe

Depot II Gallery, Danks St, NSW

Depot II Gallery, Danks St, NSW

Andrew O'Keefe looks over some artwork at See Jane Run

Andrew O’Keefe looks over some artwork at See Jane Run

Custom made cupcakes for the Opening Night sent al the way from Ireland!

Custom made cupcakes for the Opening Night sent al the way from Ireland!

A member from White Ribbon looks over some of the artwork at See Jane Run

A member from White Ribbon looks over some of the artwork at See Jane Run

See Jane Run with a full house! It was by far the most popular gallery of the night.

See Jane Run with a full house! It was by far the most popular gallery of the night.

Andrew O'Keefe speaks to the large crowd about White Ribbon and what they do and offer

Andrew O’Keefe speaks to the large crowd about White Ribbon and what they do and offer

The wonderful team from White Ribbon stop their busy night for a quick photo

The wonderful team from White Ribbon stop their busy night for a quick photo

The large crowd in Depot II Gallery for See Jane Run.

The large crowd in Depot II Gallery for See Jane Run.

The girls from See Jane Run has merchandise for sale, including pins and prints.

The girls from See Jane Run has merchandise for sale, including pins and prints.

Julie Sundberg has a portrait taken infront of her work

Julie Sundberg has a portrait taken in front of her work

Anna Warr has a portrait taken infront of her work

Anna Warr has a portrait taken in front of her work

Fiona Wolf has a portrait taken infront of her work

Fiona Wolf has a portrait taken in front of her work

Emma Phillips has a portrait taken infront of her work

Emma Phillips has a portrait taken in front of her work

 

 

 

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