Two travelling arts scholarships announced - Art Collector

Vicky Browne, Floor Drum, 2013, steel, leather and foam. Courtesy: the artist and Galerie Pompom, Sydney

23 October 2013 | The Sydney College of the Arts and Qantas have just announced the recipients of their respective travelling arts scholarships.

Vicky Browne won the 2013 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists' Travelling Scholarship. This prize is awarded to a recent Sydney College of the Arts graduate to further their practice and professional development in an international environment.

As the recipient of this scholarship, Browne will receive $28,000 over the next two years. She plans to use these funds to travel to and work at The Intergraton in the Mojave Desert, California. The Intergraton is a wooden structure designed for rejuvenation and time travel. Browne's research here will form the basis for a new body of videos, sound recordings and sculptural works which will be exhibited in Sydney and Los Angeles in 2015. She is currently exhibiting a solo show called
New Sound Works at Galerie Pompom in Sydney. Her work can also be seen in a group exhibition Sound Full: Sound in Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art at City Gallery Wellington in New Zealand.

Alasdair McLuckie, Untitled, 2012-13, inkjet print on paper. Courtesy: the artist and Qantas

Melbourne-based artist Alasdair McLuckie has been announced as the winner of the visual arts category in the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (SOYA). He receives $5,000 cash, $5,000 in Qantas flights and a 12 month mentorship with renowned curator Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Macgregor also judged the visual arts category in this year's SOYA awards. Speaking about her decision to award McLuckie the top honour, she said that "his alluring work shows confidence" and that she believed he will benefit significantly from the mentorship.

McLuckie's practice incorporates drawing, photography and sculpture to explore themes of creation, ritual and mythology. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart and the Monash University Museum of Art in Melbourne.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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