Big photography weekend in early May with MAMA, PHOTO2020 and Turks Head

Big photography weekend in early May with MAMA, PHOTO2020 and Turks Head


The April/May events at Turks Head have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most events and exhibitions will go ahead later in the year, and dates will be announced in the coming months, or as soon as possible.

Thank you, and stay safe x


Early May 2020 is looking to be a huge weekend of photography in the Albury region with events planned by MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury) and Turks Head as part of the PHOTO2020 festival.

A little about PHOTO2020…

PHOTO is a major new international festival of photography that will activate Melbourne and sites across Regional Victoria with the most inspiring photography from Australia and around the world.

Taking place every two years, the festival addresses the major issues of our time in a program of free exhibitions, outdoor displays and artist commissions across the city, as well as talks, artist-led workshops, education programs and awards. Presenting ideas critical to contemporary photographic discourse, PHOTO encourages the public to engage with and think about photography and visual culture in new and inspiring ways.

The inaugural festival, PHOTO 2020, runs from 23 April to 10 May 2020 and is being delivered in collaboration with over 40 cultural institutions, museums, galleries and universities. The theme for PHOTO 2020 invites artists, curators, writers and academics to interrogate the relationship between photography and truth in the post-internet age.

Photography events on the weekend from 1-3 May include –


Events at MAMA (

National Photography Prize Announcement – Friday 1st May

The National Photography Prize & the John & Margaret Baker Fellowship will be awarded at a special event on 1 May, from 5.30pm – 7.00pm.

Photography Gala Day – Saturday 2nd May

Kids Workshop: Pinhole Photography
10.00am – 2.30pm
8-12 years, Free. 

Panel Discussion: Experimental Darkrooms and Photographic Processes
11.00am – 12.00pm
Speakers include National Photography Prize finalists Debra Phillips, Danica Chappell and Ali McCann

Panel Discussion: Photography – Reclaiming and Diverging Dominant Narratives
12.30am – 1.30pm
Speakers include National Photography Prize finalists Hayley Millar-Baker, Sarah Mosca, Phuong Ngo and Elise Harmsen.

Book Launch: A Country Life; the black and white photographs of Olive R Odewahn by Catherine H Rogers
3.00pm – 4.00pm


And at Turks Head Gallery (

Saturday 2nd May

Artist Talk: James Farley, presented with Turks Head Gallery Albury
5.00pm – 6.00pm at Turks Head Gallery

Evening Soirée at Turks Head Gallery
6.00pm – 8.00pm

Photography Workshops – Sunday 3rd May

Portrait Foundations with Tim Bauer

10:00am – 12:00pm at Turks Head Gallery – FREE

Portrait Workshop with Tim Bauer

1:00pm – 5:00pm at Turks Head Gallery