Monte Masi and James Newitt named Samstag Scholars - Art Collector

James Newitt, When a Wolf Might Look Like a Dog, 2011, detail, production still. Commissioned as part of Star Dust, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Courtesy: the artist

7 November 2011 | South Australian Monte Masi and Tasmanian James Newitt are this year’s recipients of the Ann & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded by the University of South Australia and provides a 12-month living allowance of US$37,000 plus travel expenses and study fees for the international art school of their choice.

Masi, a South Australian, is primarily a performance-based video artist. He is also a founding director of the artist-run initiative FELTspace and currently a curator at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia.

Newitt, who is based in Hobart, is interested in situational aesthetics and social engagement. He uses documentary strategies to look at social and cultural relationships to place, and works in a variety of media including photography, video, sound and installation.

Past recipients of the scholarship have included Giles Ryder, Kirra Jamison, Mikala Dwyer and Sean Cordeiro & Claire Healy.

Joanna Lowry

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