23 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
The Embassy of Sweden together with our local partner Parents at Work are delighted to present the Swedish-Aussie Dads photo exhibition, featuring Johan Bävman's Swedish Dads photo exhibition and introducing his Aussie Dads photo collection.
Swedish Dads is a photo exhibition based on portraits of fathers who choose to stay home with their babies for at least six months. Photographer Johan Bävman examines why these fathers have chosen to stay home with their children, what the experience has given them, and how their relationship with both their partners and their children has changed as a result.
The exhibition was shown in Sydney in September 2017 and during Johan Bävman's visit to Sydney, Parents At Work commissioned him to curate a series of photographs to exhibit Australian fathers who have taken parental leave as part of an advocacy initiative to promote the need to support more men to participate in sharing the caring load and take primary parental leave
The Aussie Dads photographic collection is a not-for-profit initiative - touring internationally alongside Swedish Dads - is solely designed to start a conversation, in our workplaces and community to improve and widen the opportunities for men to equally participate in parental leave and engage in flexible work by challenging gender stereotypes and stigma around sharing the caring load in Australia.
The exhibition aims to show the effects of gender equality in parenting on both individuals and society.
The exhibition is produced by the Swedish Institute, the Embassy of Sweden in Canberra and Parents at Work.
Free public exhibitions
Sydney 23 - 30 August 2018
Sydney Opera House
> Sydney Opera House
Melbourne 31 August - 7 September 2018
Victorian State Library
> State Library of VIC
Melbourne 11 - 30 September 2018
Church of Sweden
21 St Georges Road
Read more about the Swedish-Aussie Dads exhibition on our landing page;
> Swedish-Aussie Dads 2018