New support in WA for emerging artists - Art Collector

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Red Heifer, 2011, bronze, acrylic lacquer and fabric flowers. Courtesy: the artist and Artsource, Perth

24 July 2013 | Artsource has awarded five emerging artists a share of $30,000 to assist with the development of their careers in the visual arts.

Artsource is Western Australia’s peak body for visual artists and its new Emerging Artists Program aims to provide financial support for artists within their first five years of practice or fine art training. The recipients receive funding for a new project, skill development or the engaging of a professional mentor.

In its first year the program has attracted more than 25 applicants working across a diverse range of mediums. The inaugural grant recipients are Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Kieron Broadhurst, Emma Buswell, Matthew McVeigh and Joanna Sulkowski. Abdul-Rahman Abdullah was awarded the most significant grant of $10,000 to develop a new body of work titled
The Accidental Traveller, with mentorship from artist Thea Constantino.

For more information about the Emerging Artists Program grant recipients click

Hannah McKissock-Davis

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