Thursday, 25 September 2014

Bendigo Art Gallery

I have been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Paul Guest Drawing prize.

The Paul Guest Prize is a non-acquisitive cash prize of $12,000 which is held every two years, highlighting contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The Prize was initiated by former Family Court Judge, the Honourable Paul Guest QC and encourages artists from across Australia to engage with the important medium of drawing and to create challenging and unique art works.

2014 Stuart Black Travelling Scholarship Award.

I have been awarded the 2014 Stuart Black travelling scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to enable a graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts (school of art), who specialises in drawing, to undertake travel overseas.

I am particularly interested in further exploring the slippage between representations and experience of environments, from virtual to the tangible, especially in representing the catastrophic. 

I wish to investigate the possibility of working with communities on the Indonesian archipelago to respond to issues surrounding rising sea levels and its effects and causation.