9 – 24 May, 2020 [ONLINE]
Exploring subjectivity, heritage, ideological beliefs, discourse and doubt, DANDY SAVAGE captures a journey, a surf-based exploration, aboard a boat in remote Papua New Guinea.
Born in Sydney of Korean and European heritage, FRAN MILLER now lives and works on Queensland’s Gold Coast. A self-taught photographer FRAN kicked-off her career in commercial and editorial photography which culminated in working with international brands and publications in the surf industry. In 2016 FRAN had her first solo exhibition at the New York Women’s Surf Film Festival which was the catalyst for developing her practice in an art context. Her photography explores issues of identity and belonging as an Australian and how that is formed and fractured by the dominant discourse and taken-for-granted ideological frameworks present in her environment, in the past and the present. Fran has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Bleach Festival, Horizons Festival, BLA! and the United Nations International Marine Debris Conference. Fran’s work is held in the collections of Ralph Lauren New York, Wyndam Hotels Australia and private collections in New York, Paris, Los Angeles and Sydney. In 2019 Fran worked with international book publisher Gestalten to showcase her photographs in their to-be-released global women’s surf book due to be released in May 2020.
DANDY SAVAGE was supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.