DANDY SAVAGE
FRAN MILLER

EXHIBITION [ONLINE] 9 – 24 May, 2020

OPENING EVENT
Saturday 9 May, 5pm AEST via Zoom
Join FRAN MILLER, TRISTAN SCHULTZ and THE WALLS crew for a live discussion, online tour and virtual gathering to celebrate the exhibition. BYO!

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.


VIEW THE EXHIBITION

↑ Laptop or desktop computer: click on image top left above to view full gallery
↓ Smartphone: scroll down to view images below text, click first image to view full gallery
*All images appear in the book DANDY SAVAGE and therefore are not individually titled. They were shot in 2018 on Canon 1DX2 and 5D4 cameras.

ARTIST BOOK DANDY SAVAGE by FRAN MILLER
DRAWING DANDY SAVAGE TOGETHER: MAPPING BETWEEN THE LINES by TRISTAN SCHULTZ
VIDEO TOUR: DANDY SAVAGE by JAY JERMYN


PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Sunday 17 May, 11am – 12pm AEST
SUNDAY SESSION: ARTIST BOARDRIDERS CLUB

Sunday 24 May, 5 – 6pm
LAST SUNDAYS: THE OOGARS LIVE STREAM LOUNGE ROOM SET curated and hosted by MINDY DAVIES

Date TBC (Sometime in the future at THE WALLS IRL)
DANDY SAVAGE HARDCOPY BOOK LAUNCH


ARTIST BIOS

FRAN MILLER
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.

TRISTAN SCHULTZ
Tristan Shultz’s Gamilaroi Aboriginal and European Australian heritage shapes and forms his extensive interdisciplinary design experience. Tristian is an interdisciplinary designer, strategist and researcher with a PhD in Design. His work intersects foresight and futures thinking, decolonial thinking, strategic design, mapping, Indigenous Knowledge, arts and culture, and sustainability. Tristan is currently an Honorary Adjunct Fellow in Design at the University of Technology Sydney, and was previously a lecturer in Design at Griffith University. Founder and Co-Director of the strategic design agency Relative Creative, Tristan facilitates design communication, strategies, experiences and events that help people think, talk and mobilise sustainable futures. One of eight international comrades in the Decolonising Design Group, Tristan has spearheaded critical design-led conversations, published, led major projects and collaborated nationally and internationally.


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.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
THE WALLS acknowledge the YUGAMBEH people, the traditional owners of the land on which we operate, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples on the Gold Coast today.

PRINCIPAL SUPPORT
THE WALLS is supported by the City of Gold Coast through the Accelerate Triennial Grant Program.

 

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