LitFest2444 is literally a festival of storytelling events starting with…

Head On Photo Festival    Port Macquarie-Hastings Library, Grant Street

The Head On Student Prize will be showcased as a slideshow

Thursday 18 May 6.00pm-7.30pm

Head On Photo Festival is Australia’s most prestigious photography event and one of the world’s leading photography festivals. It is also Australia’s last remaining annual photography festival. Held in Sydney over three weeks, it hosts numerous free events and exhibitions, low-cost workshops and talks led by Australian and international industry professionals. The Festival encompasses the prestigious Head On Awards (Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Student Prizes) with the 2016 Prize Packages valued at over $50,000.

Each year, the Festival presents the works across all genres of over 900 local and international photo-artists at more than 100 venues across Sydney and regional areas. The Festival has also presented artists in exhibitions toured interstate and internationally to the US, China, India, The Netherlands and New Zealand, and engaged a global audience of more than 1 million people.

With a philosophy of inclusivity and fair play, work submitted for exhibition in Head On Photo Festival is judged without the artists’ names thereby enabling the work to stand on its own merit. As a result, the festival is one of the very few platforms providing invaluable (if not otherwise unattainable) opportunities to emerging and established artists alike.

Attracting a plethora of artists to exhibit from prestigious and highly acclaimed photographers including Magnum’s David Alan Harvey and National Geographic’s Chris Rainier, and Australia’s own Tracey Moffat and Murray Fredricks to students embarking on a career, Head On Photo Festival occupies a unique and vital place on the Australian arts calendar.

The festival has been running annually since 2010 by the non-profit organisation Head On Foundation.

Find out more about Head On Photo Festival here

Community Soiree
Light refreshments will be served during the presentations.
Thursday 18 May 6.00pm-7.30pm

All our LitFest2444 presenters and workshoppers will be present for a community ‘meet and greet’ session at Port Macquarie-Hastings Library Service.

Our LitFest community will present a short ‘who am I’ so you can become familiar with the backgrounds of our presenters and potentially ask questions regarding their chosen medium of storytelling.

The Main Event – LitFest2444   MacKillop College, Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie
Pen Paper Pixels…a storytelling festival for young moderns
Friday 19 May 9.00am-3.00pm

Call 6583 2632 for ticket sales and enquiries.

Tickets are $30 per student for the day – the ticket price covers a full day workshop, or three separate hour long presentations/workshops.


Download the timetable here and start planning your #LitFest2444 experience today. litfest-timetable