Richard Janson

The Susan Moorhead Memorial Award (SMMA)

In 2012 Richard Janson entered the Albury Art Gallery’s 2012 Susan Moorhead Memorial Award for emerging regional artists, one of 27 artists to compete for the prize. Eighteen of the artists were shortlisted in an exhibition of finalists held at the Albury Art Gallery. Directors of Arc One Gallery Melbourne, Fran Clark and Suzanne Hampel, judged Janson the winner of the 2012 Susan Moorhead Memorial Award with his work titled Memento Mori II (2011).

The Susan Moorhead Memorial Award was established in memory of artist Susan Moorhead (1947–1990) and serves to honour her commitment to art and her delight in the achievement and humanity of others. The Award aims to assist emerging artists from the Albury-Wodonga region in the development and realisation of their professional career goals. It is through philanthropic actions like those of Susan and Tim Moorhead that the Albury Art Gallery is able to offer continuing opportunities for emerging talent, fostering a lively and progressive arts scene in the region.

Bianca Acimovic
Visual Arts Coordinator
Albury Art Gallery