Aboriginal Arts Program 2017
The Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Dr Vanessa Goodwin MLC, has announced funding of $26 160 to Aboriginal artists in Tasmania through Arts Tasmania’s grants program.
The Aboriginal Arts Program invests in contemporary Aboriginal arts, traditional arts, craft and cultural practices continue to develop in Tasmania. This year’s recipients will share cultural and contemporary histories through their arts practice through a range of exciting projects.
The following artists have received investment through the Aboriginal Arts program for projects starting in 2017:
- Launceston based emerging visual artist, Rodney Gardner will receive a grant of $4 700 to undertake a mentorship towards developing a body of work for his first solo exhibition.
- Hobart based musical team of Doug Mansell and Codie Mansell will receive a grant of $3 125 to undertake a mentorship assisting in the passing down of Island songs and music from grandfather to grandson.
- Hobart based arts and cultural worker Ruth Langford will receive a grant of $4 600 to deliver a three-day culturally specific workshop for local Tasmanian Aboriginal printmakers and bush dye artists.
- Launceston based emerging writer Adam Thompson will receive a grant of $5 760 to undertake a mentorship to assist him in completing twelve short stories for publication in 2017.
- Hobart based emerging visual artist Grace Williams will receive a grant of $3 175 through Ten Days on the Island to participate in a collaboration with New Caledonian artist Nicolas Molé and local artist Ben (Jamin) Kluss for the 2017 Ten Days on the Island festival
- Hobart based dancer Craig Everett will receive a grant of $4 800 to undertake a skills development intensive residency working with nationally renowned cultural performer, Sete Tele at Launceston’s Tasdance Studio.