2017 Veolia Creative Arts Scholarship Recipients Announced

May 31, 2017 by

Six local artists have received support from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust’s Creative Arts Scholarships program for 2017.

The artists and their families attended a scholarship presentation on Thursday, 25th May in Goulburn. The scholarships were presented by Veolia Creative Arts Scholarship Patron Jennifer Lamb and assessment panel member, Jenny Kena. Pictured are the recipients with Jennifer Lamb and Jenny Kena following the presentation, (from left to right) Zoe Young, Kate Stevens, Jennifer Lamb, Colin Todd (for Sandra Lockwood), Jenny Kena, Emma Heath & Sandy McNamara (Margarita Georgiadis was absent).

The 2017 Arts Practice Scholarship for $3,000 was awarded to Kate Stevens from Braidwood. Kate will be developing a new body of work for exhibition at Nancy Sever Gallery in Kingston, Canberra in 2018. Kate will be producing between 17-22 small to medium oil paintings on canvas, further exploring the landscape around Braidwood. The paintings will be sourced from video footage filmed on a phone of the landscape passing by the car window – the commuter’s perspective.

The 2017 Arts Study Scholarship was awarded to Emma Heath from Mittagong who is studying a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle. Emma was recently given the opportunity to travel to Jordan to illustrate on an archaeological dig site. The Natural History Illustration degree allows Emma to explore further, whereby art and science may combine, with the end results being beneficial to each discipline through communicative, technological and aesthetic modes.

Four 2017 Veolia Creative Arts Recognition Scholarships of $1,000 were issued to the following recipients:

Sandra Lockwood from Balmoral Village, whose area of art is ceramics. Sandra will use the scholarship to assist with the cost of attending an International Woodfire Conference in North Carolina USA to give a panel paper on her wood firing processes in relation to her Doctoral research. In addition to attending the conference Sandra will attend a pre-conference workshop as a guest and demonstrator as well as exhibit at the Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in the region to accompany the conference.

Sandy McNamara from Goulburn, whose area of art is drawing. Sandy plans to complete a body of 20 drawings centred around the unnoticed beauty of everyday objects, rendered in graphite on paper. Sandy’s intention is to enter an exhibition proposal to local galleries, cafes and restaurants for a solo exhibition to launch her career as an emerging professional artist.  Sandy also aims to enter pieces from the body of work into the 2018 Adelaide Perry Price for Drawing, the 2017 Goulburn Art Award and the Australian Contemporary Art Award. The latter is a 6 month online exhibition specifically for emerging artists.

Margarita Georgiadis from Gunning has practiced as a professional artist for over 20 years painting the Australian landscape. Margarita has successfully applied for an artist’s studio residency at L’Atelier Sur Seine in Île-de-France, by the River Seine for 2 weeks in May 2017. The scholarship will assist with costs in attending the residency. Margarita plans to exhibit locally and online completed artworks, paintings, drawings and prints from her time spent at the residency in France.

Zoe Young from Bowral whose practice involves painting portraits, still life interiors and landscapes of the Southern Highlands. Zoe has been invited to create a new body of work by Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London for a solo exhibition in 2018. For this exhibition Zoe will create approximately 21 individual works in varying sizes. This work would be an extension of her current studio practice.

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust congratulates the Artists on their success in being named Veolia Creative Arts Scholarship recipients for 2017 and wishes them all the best in the coming year.