FR Award for Photography Week One at Free Range


The first of the Free Range Graduate shows have been taking place at the Old Truman Brewery over the past two weeks giving thousands of students the opportunity to showcase their emerging creative works, celebrating talent and providing a platform for UK artists beyond education.

Last year the FR Awards were introduced with winners selected weekly from their specific category exhibitions. Winners of the FR awards receive mentorship and funding towards solo exhibitions. As part of Metro’s continuing support of young talent our Creative Director Steve Macleod is involved in judging the photography categories and an annual Metro Imaging mentorship is provided as part of the FR prize.

The FR Award for Photography Week One at Free Range has been awarded to Alexander Mourant from Falmouth University. He receives a prize package including a solo exhibition in 2018 at the Truman Brewery as well as mentorship and support in the lead up, including Metro mentorship & exhibition printing.

We caught up with winner Alex and asked him how he felt about his award, “I was delighted to be chosen for the FR Award 2017, Photography Week One. It was great to hear of Metro’s enthusiasm towards the high attention to detail and mature presentation of my work. Moving forward, I am eager to push the boundaries of my practice with scale and well considered paper types. I am certain the experts at Metro will have invaluable knowledge in advising me throughout this process, with their guidance I’m greatly looking forward to producing an exciting and dynamic show.”

Watch this space as further award winners will be announced in the coming week.

Free Range Graduate shows continue until 17th July 2017

Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

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Images © Alexander Mourant

  1. Blue Parrot, from the series Aurelian. 2016-2017
  2. Untitled XII, from the series Aurelian. 2016-2017
  3. Display dome with atmosphere, circa 1880. From the series Aurelian. 2016-2017
  4. Untitled VIII, from the series Aurelian. 2016-2017