Indigenous Artist Bursary 2018
Indigenous artists from Central Queensland are invited to apply for a 2018 Artist Bursary to attend workshops and programs with the artists exhibiting in The Gold Awards. Applicants must be at least 15 years old and residing in the Central Queensland Region.
Artists can be working in any field including multimedia, painting, photography, sculpting, drawing or crafts.
The workshops on offer are with finalists in The Gold Award including:
Over the past 10 years Tony Albert has achieved extraordinary visibility and much critical acclaim for his visual art practice, which combines text, video, drawing, painting and three-dimensional objects. Examining the legacy of racial and cultural misrepresentation, particularly of Australia’s Aboriginal people, Albert has developed a universal language that seeks to rewrite historical mistruths and injustice.
Jan Nelson’s works balance on points of emotional, textural and chromatic intensity, oscillating between fear and power, complacency and dissent. Layered within the artist’s work is personal experience of her own formative years during the social, political and cultural tumult of the 1970s.
Richard Bell (b. 1953) lives and works in Brisbane, Australia. He works across a variety of media including painting, installation, performance and video. One of Australia’s most significant artists, Bell’s work explores the complex artistic and political problems of Western, colonial and Indigenous art production. He grew out of a generation of Aboriginal activists and has remained committed to the politics of Aboriginal emancipation and self-determination.