2012 Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholars Announced

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Thursday 13 September 2012.

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NAVA is very pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists are:

Jacobus Capone (NSW). Jacobus will be using the scholarship to undertake research and development through residencies at the Patacademy (the centre of forgetting) Pennsylvania, USA, and NES Skagaströnd, Iceland. Jacobus will use these residencies to explore the role the landscape plays in a possible unburdening of nostalgic sentiment, by researching the locals’ attachment to “place”.

Georgina Cue (VIC). Georgina will be using the scholarship to undertake a three-month residency program at Residency Unlimited based in Brooklyn, New York where she will continue her research into early 20th century crime scene photography.

Emma Lashmar (WA). Emma will be using the scholarship to attend the North Lands Creative Glass annual conference in Scotland, train with mentor Paul Marioni (US) in a masterclass for sandcasting glass, and collaborate as a resident artist in the nine week program offered by North Lands in partnership with the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran (NSW). Ramesh will be using the scholarship to conduct a planned research project within India and Sri Lanka, investigating the philosophical and spiritual paradigms surrounding the venerated phallus amongst Hindu sites of worship. The guiding objective is to ‘queer’/conflate Eastern and Western phallocentric principles within an expanded painting discourse.

Kate Scardifield (NSW). Kate will be using the scholarship to undertake a three-month research and studio development residency at the Cité International des Arts, Paris. This project will enable Kate to develop a new body of work that investigates the culture of dissection, as well as extending her professional network overseas.

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists Exhibition 2012, displaying work by the 2010 scholars, will be on show at Kudos Gallery, Sydney from the 4 to 15 September 2012.

To find out more about the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship go to www.visualarts.net.au/grants/freedman-foundation-travelling-scholarship

Image: Kate Scardifield, ‘Totems, Amulets and Effigies’ (2012).