2011 SAMSTAG SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED
2011 Samstag Scholars announced - Art Collector
|Christian Capurro, Coda (Another misspent Portrait of Etienne de Silhouette), 2005-2007. Type C photograph, 50 x 75cm. Courtesy: the artist|
|5 October 2010 | Bridget Currie and Christian Capurro are the recipients of the 2011 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships.|
Described by Samstag Museum director Erica Green as “golden passports to success,” the scholarships provide funding for a year of overseas study at an institution of the artist’s choice.
Capurro is a Melbourne-based conceptual artist who was featured in curator Robert Storr's 2007 Venice Biennale, while South Australian artist Currie is known for experimental work that draws as much on domestic activities like cooking and gardening as it does on performance and traditional sculptural mediums.
Capurro and Currie were selected by John Barbour, the director of the South Australian School of Art, along with artist and lecturer Louise Haselton and Peter Hill of RMIT University.