Yulgilbar Travelling fellowships were awarded at an event at the Grafton Regional Gallery last Wednesday evening. These are an opportunity to individual artists or artist groups who work across all mediums and subjects to broaden and enhance their professional development.
Fellowships were awarded to:
Jasmine Grady (International Travelling Fellowship & Residency at Berlin Institute of Arts as part of their studio program).
Julianne Gosper (Australian Travelling Fellowship & Cape York Safari and Adelaide Zoo visit to draw endangered Palm Cockatoo).
Jimmy Waggs (Australian Travelling Fellowship & Flinders Ranges trip to study Aboriginal drawings and drought landscape.
The selection committee was overwhelmingly impressed by the applications received and made the unprecedented decision to award three fellowships for the 2020 period. Applications were reviewed by a panel comprising Peter Wood, CEO Arts Northern Rivers, Niomi Sands, Gallery Director and Julie Hutchings, Artist and previous recipient of a Travelling Fellowship.
“We are fortunate to be able to provide this opportunity for artists of the Clarence as part of the Yulgilbar foundation support of the Gallery” said Gallery Director, Niomi Sands. “The best part of my job is to provide opportunities for artists to realise their projects. Artists of the Clarence are lucky to have this support at a local level.”
These fellowships provide assistance towards the cost of international or Australian travel to undertake a residency, internship or mentorship or to undertake a self-initiated artistic project, or research which may include establishing valuable contacts, researching current international practices, and engaging with international exhibition programs. At the conclusion of each Fellowship the successful artists will be required to submit an artistic report on their experience and present a talk or slide night at the Grafton Regional Gallery to share stories from their experience.
The Yulgilbar Fellowship is a proud initiative of the Yulgilbar Foundation and the Grafton Regional Gallery.