THE MORAN ARTS FOUNDATION TO HOST NEW WORK BY ACCLAIMED PHOTOGRAPHER JON FRANK

Jon Frank – Australians, an exhibition of the work of acclaimed photographer Jon Frank will open at Juniper Hall on Saturday 23 May 2015, hosted by the Moran Arts Foundation. Jon was a finalist in the 2013 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.

Australians will run from Saturday 23 May until Sunday 21 June. The exhibition showcases photographs from Jon’s ongoing series that captures the variety, diversity and fascinating ways of life of the many different identities that make us ‘Australians’. Jon has travelled far and wide across the country to document this rich chronicle of a multi-faceted society that reveals what it is that makes us tick.

Jon Frank is one of Australia’s leading surf photographers and ocean based cinematographers. He is renowned for his collaborations with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra in multi-media performances such as The Crowd in 2013 and The Reef in 2012 amongst others. A collaboration with the Aurora Orchestra saw his work showcased in London in 2013. Jon’s work has appeared in many magazine publications worldwide.

 

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EXHIBITION DETAILS

Jon Frank – Australians

Dates: Saturday 23 May – Sunday 21 June
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 10am-5pm
Address: Moran Arts Foundation, Juniper Hall, 250 Oxford Street, Paddington

 

ABOUT THE MORAN PRIZES

In 2014 the Portrait Prize attracted a record 985 entries, up ten percent from 2013.

In 2007, the Moran Arts Foundation extended its arts award program to introduce the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, to celebrate and promote Australian contemporary photography.

Australia’s most generous photography award invites entries that interpret ‘Contemporary Life in Australia’ with an emphasis on day-to-day life. The Prize is open to Australian photographers of all ages, with special awards for students and their schools.

In just eight years, the Moran Contemporary Photography Prize has grown to attract an incredible 2,722 entries, again a ten percent increase on last year’s entries.

Works from the thirty finalists in each of the Prizes will be on show to the public from October 29 2014 to February 15 2015, as part of the 2014 Moran Prizes exhibition. Opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. The exhibition is closed over Christmas from Monday December 22 to Tuesday January 6.

The judges for the 2014 Moran Art Prizes were Edmund Capon AM OBE, former long-standing Director of the Art Gallery of NSW; multi award-winning Australian artist Lewis Miller, himself a three time finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, as well as a previous Archibald Award winner: international judge, Aidan J Sullivan, Vice President of Photo Assignments, Getty Images New York; and Founder of the A Day Without News initiative; and multi award-winning Australian photographer William Long, whose accolades include 2013 AIPP Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year.

 

ABOUT THE MORAN ARTS FOUNDATION

The Moran Arts Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit organisation whose objective is to support the Arts in Australia through the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prizes, and the FREE Moran School Photographic Workshops. Established by Doug and Greta Moran and Family in 1988 in celebration of Australia’s bicentennial, the Moran Arts Foundation fosters portraiture skills and excellence in photography.

More information, www.moranprizes.com.au