12 May GkJE Placemaking
GkJE worked with Woollahra Council and Head On Photo Festival to create placemaking events in Perry Lane, Paddington in 2016 and 2017. From a four-hour Photobook Swap with a patch of turf, a table and an umbrella in 2016, this project saw Perry Lane fully turfed and closed for a week for the festival during 2017.
A rarely used laneway became a place for people and activities, including turf, tables, chairs, umbrellas and a giant snakes and ladders board.
The project supported exhibitions in the Paddington Reservoir on the other side of Oxford Street, and was a key feature of the festival’s shift to Paddington in 2017 with Head On to Paddington.
Head On Photo Festival is the leading photography festival in Australia. This annual festival is run by Head On Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, promoting the work of photographers at all stages of their careers; encouraging excellence and innovation, making photography accessible to all and raising awareness of important issues through photography.