2015 Veolia Creative Arts Scholarship Recipients Announced

May 26, 2015 by


Group photograph 2015 Creative Arts Scholarship recipients cheque presentation 19 May 2015Six local artists have received support from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust’s Creative Arts Scholarship program for 2015.

The artists and their families attended a scholarship presentation on Tuesday, 19 May in Goulburn. The scholarships were presented by Veolia Creative Arts Patron, Jennifer Lamb OAM. Also in attendance were Susan Conroy, Regional Arts Development Officer with Southern Tablelands Arts (STARTS) and Jenny Kena, Cultural Development Officer with Wingecarribee Shire Council.

The 2015 Arts Practice Scholarship for $3,000 was awarded to May Howlett, a Composer from Moss Vale for the production of a CD of her piano music. The CD will be produced in Australia by May’s publishers; Wirripang Pty Ltd. Alessandra Garosi, an Italian pianist will come to Australia in January 2016, to perform the full programme at concerts in the Southern Highlands and Sydney.

The 2015 Arts Study Scholarship was awarded to Peta Thurling, a resident of Goulburn whose arts practices are in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and digital media. Peta is currently enrolled at ANU in a Bachelor of Visual Arts Undergraduate Degree and the Scholarship will assist Peta to continue her studies.

2015 Veolia Creative Arts Practice Recognition Scholarship of $1,250 was presented to Lisa Maddern from Braidwood. Lisa will use the funds to assist her to create a professionally designed and implemented website which will allow her to take her art practice to the next level by having a web presence. Lisa’s art practice is ceramics. Lisa has a group show this year and one proposed exhibition.

2015 Veolia Creative Arts Practice Recognition Scholarship of $1,250 was presented to Meagan Jacobs from Mollymook Beach. Meagan is a visual artist who is passionate about painting, drawing and the environment. The scholarship will assist Meagan to purchase materials for the completion of a body of work for exhibition in 2016.

2015 Veolia Creative Arts Practice Recognition Scholarship of $500 was presented to Tracy Davis from Nowra. Tracy will use the funds to assist with the cost of exhibiting paintings and drawings for 4 weeks at the Shoalhaven Arts Centre in Nowra.

2015 Veolia Creative Arts Study Recognition Scholarship of $1,000 was presented to Lissa-Jane de Sailles from Nowra. Lissa-Jane is investigating the history of traditional basket making in Australia through the influence of Irish immigration on a settler society. Lissa-Jane is looking forward to two weeks of study with master basket maker Joe Hogan in Ireland.

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust congratulates the Artists on their success in being named Veolia Creative Arts Scholarship recipients for 2015 and wishes them all the best in the coming year.