Queensland photographer Trent Mitchell won the $50,000 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize in 2015 for Boy in Boat with judges describing the photo as a “quirky and beautifully observed moment”. His exhibition Australia. Seriously? follows this same theme and opens at the Moran Gallery, Sylvania on 7 February.
The exhibition is a body of work selected from a collection of over 5,500 film exposures created by Mitchell during his travels across the country. “Colourful intersections of spaces, places and things engage my curiosity in a playful act with my everyday Australia, camera in hand.“ said Mitchell.
Trent Mitchell started taking pictures in 2000 to complement his design work and for pure creative release. Evolving from a sport and travel background, Mitchell has come to specialise in underwater, portrait, lifestyle and fashion photography with a raw, minimal and graphic sensibility. His study of graphic and industrial design heavily influences his eye and work. He has previously been nominated for the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize three times and has won a number of other prestigious awards including Desktop Magazine’s Photography Award and Capture Magazine’s Emerging Artist Award.
‘Australia. Seriously?’ will be officially opened by Photographic historian and 2016 Moran Photographic Prize judge, Alan Davies. Now Emeritus Curator of Photographs at the State Library of New South Wales, Davies was the Library’s first curator from 1989 to 2014, overseeing a collection of a more than a million images.
Moran Gallery: 29 Sylvania Road, Sylvania NSW 2224. Tel: 02 9532 6222
Opening night: Tuesday 7 February, 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition: Wednesday 8 February – Sunday 2 April 2017 inc
Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm daily, Free Entry
The Moran Gallery in collaboration with Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, presents a series of exhibitions which aim to enrich the day to day life of Moran Aged Care residents; their families and the Sutherland Shire community. The Gallery showcases Australia’s emerging and established artists allowing residents and visitors to experience first-hand the range of diversity of Australian art.
The Moran Aged Care, lifestyle and leisure programs encourage residents to explore their own creativity through workshops conducted by the artists on display. The Moran Health Care Group is also a major supporter of Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre as a Principal Partner supporting active arts programs for the community.
For further information and exhibition images contact:
Program & Events Manager
Moran Arts Foundation
T: 02 9357 5222