2016 Veolia Creative Arts Scholarship Recipients Announced

May 24, 2016 by

Group Photo for WebsiteSix local artists have received support from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust’s Creative Arts Scholarships program for 2016.

The artists and their families attended a scholarship presentation on Thursday, 19 May in Goulburn. Jennifer Lamb who is Patron of the Veolia Creative Arts Scholarships was unfortunately unable to attend the presentation. The scholarships were presented by Veolia Creative Arts Scholarship Panel Members, Susan Conroy, Regional Arts Development Officer with Southern Tablelands Arts and Jenny Kena, Cultural Development Officer with Wingecarribee Shire Council.

The 2016 Arts Practice Scholarship for $3,000 was awarded to Ms Kim Shannon an Artist from Bowral. Kim will be producing an exhibition for the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan in the Vietnam conflict. The exhibition will be part of the commemorative dinner organised by the Mittagong RSL on 20th August 2016. The scholarship will assist Kim to paint individual portraits of some of the Vietnam veterans who were either conscripted or were part of the regular army and who now live in the Southern Highlands.

The 2016 Arts Study Scholarship was awarded to Miss Jasper Fearnley, a visual arts and design student of Mount Murray in the Southern Highlands. Jasper is currently studying at RMIT in Melbourne. The scholarship will assist Jasper to complete her fourth year body of work, which will include a collection of up to 30 garments. It is Jasper’s aim to have her work to be selected for inclusion in the National Graduate Showcase as a part of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival in 2018.

Four 2016 Veolia Creative Arts Recognition Scholarships of $1,000 were issued to the following recipients:

Mr William (Bill) Dorman from Goulburn is a Sculptor who will use the scholarship to assist with costs in attending the EMMA Artist Collaboration in Saskatchewan, Canada in July 2016. The Emma International Collaboration is a bi annual, week long invitational event for 100 professional and emerging artists. It encourages a sharing of knowledge and skills through unrestrained art-making in a variety of media.

Ms Rosa Daniela Diaz from Picton whose area of art is painting and drawing will complete and exhibit a body of work inspired by her recent residency in the Wollemi National Park. The exhibition will be at The Bowral District Art Society from the 3rd to 9th August 2016.

Ms Sue Wallace from New Berrima, whose area of art is puppet theatre. Sue is a partner with ImaginArta- The Australian Puppet Centre Inc in Sutton Forest. Sue will use the scholarship to purchase materials to create a piece of black light theatre eg., foam, plastics, fabrics, special fluorescent lights, UV paints etc and will contribute to the costs needed to bring the show to performance.

Mr Mark Churchill from Goulburn who is an emerging Director, Actor and Musician currently in training at NIDA studying a Masters of Fine Arts in Directing. The scholarship will assist Mark to travel to Berlin, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane, working with various established artists to further his practice. During the course Mark will produce a music video for a Triple J Unearthed artist, and a theatrical production at NIDA.

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust congratulates the above six artists on their success in obtaining Creative Arts Scholarships and wishes them all the best for their endeavours in 2016.