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Artsbridge 2016

Round 1 - March

Salamanca Arts Centre is a multi-arts centre based in Hobart. The centre will use an Artsbridge Connect grant of $3 000 to bring international artist, Neta Pulvermacher, Dean of Dance at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD) and artistic director of Neta Dance, to Tasmania to participate as an artist-in-residence for its 2016 program Salamanca Moves, a new biennial community dance festival for Tasmania.

Festival of Voices presents an annual festival of communal voice and musical events with wide audience appeal and involvement. Festival of Voices will use an Artsbridge Connect grant of $3 000 to bring key artists, Jherek Bischoff and Andrea Lauer to Tasmania to work with the 2016 production, deliver masterclasses and engage with local artists and creatives.

Paul Eggins is an emerging Launceston based contemporary street artist. He will use an Artsbridge International grant of $2 478 to attend and participate in the NUART Street Art Festival to be held in Stavanger Norway in September 2016

Mairi Ward is a Tasmanian based visual artist and craftsperson. She will use an Artsbridge national grant of $1 829 to showcase her work in a solo exhibition at the Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, New South Wales.

Dylan Sheridan is an emerging experimental musician whose practice includes concept and artistic direction, music composition, instrument design and performing. He will use an Artsbridge national grant of $1 208 to showcase The Horse as one of the select Next Wave Projects to be presented with Arts House at the North Melbourne Town Hall.

Round 2 - June

Terry Whitebeach is a Tasmanian writer and editor with seven published books, three radio plays produced by ABS’s airplay, and wide publication in journals. Ms Whitebeach will use an Artsbridge International grant of $2 223 to travel to South Sudan to undertake a cultural exchange and research towards her new novel.

Jan Hogan is the Head of Printmaking at the University of Tasmania’s College of the Arts and leads a committee convened to organise the Orogeny Printmaking symposium which will celebrate the Australia Print Council’s 50 years of operation in 2016. Ms Hogan will use an Artsbridge Connect grant of $1 000 to bring key indigenous artist, Judy Watson, to Tasmania as the keynote speaker at the Orogeny Printmaking symposium in September 2016.

Luca Brasi is a four piece rock band that made its debut out of St Helens, Tasmania in 2009. Since that time they have released three full length albums to resounding success. Luca Brasi will use an Artsbridge International grant of $8 438 to undertake an extensive Europe and U.K. tour supporting highly successful UK band, Moose Blood.

Rachel Edwards is Tasmanian based, Editor in Chief at Transportation Press. Ms Edwards will use an Artsbridge International grant of $1 400 to attend and present as an invited speaker at the Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Conference in Guangzhou, China in November 2016.

Round 3 - September

Charles Bracewell is a cabaret performer better known as Miz Ima Starr and an award-winning film director and producer with over 80 international film festivals screenings of his films.  Mr Bracewell will use an Artsbridge National grant of $1 126.00 to perform Sia Sia Wanna Be Ya at a curated showcase at The Butterfly Club in Melbourne.

Michael Brady and Dale Campisi are successful Tasmanian publishers. They have been commissioned by New South Books to produce approximately 300 photographic images for a publication titled Signs of Australia and will use an Artsbridge grant of $3 646.00 to travel around Australia to create the material for the book.

Robert Dessaix is a writer of literary non-fiction (memoirs, essays, biography and autobiography) and has published two novels, several short stories and one play.  Mr Dessaix will use an Artsbridge International grant of $1 034.00 to travel to the George Town Literary Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

Nicole Gill is an emerging Tasmanian environmental writer and invasive species management specialist, based in South Hobart, Tasmania. Ms Gill will use an Artsbridge National grant of $255 travel to Sydney to take part in the Quantum Words science writing festival presented by the NSW Writers Centre.

Heart Beach is an indie band from Hobart. Heart Beach will use the Artsbridge grant of $1 127 to support a national tour of their album Kiss Your Face in early December 2016.

Amber Koroluk-Stephenson is a Tasmanian visual artist who has successfully exhibited widely with solo and group shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Launceston. Ms Koroluk-Stephenson will use the Artsbridge International grant of $1 663.00 to travel to Paris to undertake a two-month Rosamond McCulloch Studio Residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts.

Huon Folk Inc presents the well-known Cygnet Folk Festival annually in Cygnet. Huon Folk Inc Mission Songs Project will use an Artsbridge Connect grant of $1 000 to collaborate with the South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation to bring the Mission Songs Project to Tasmania for the festival and deliver a professional development workshop.

Round 4 - December

Selena de Carvalho is an early career inter-disciplinary artist based in Longley, Tasmania. Ms de Carvalho will use an Artsbridge International grant of $1 626.00 to travel to Paris to research extinct specimens housed within natural history museums.

Chase City is a Hobart based band consisting of Tarik Stoneman, Michael Snape, Peter Snape, Jeremy Ferguson and Tim Bird. Chase City will use an Artsbridge International grant of $7 830.00 to undertake an extensive European tour to coincide with the release of the band’s debut album Pressure in 2017.

Kate McCarthy is a local visual artist pushing traditional craft practices towards a cutting edge contemporary arts expression. Ms McCarthy will use an Artsbridge International grant of $3 000.00 to travel to Chicago to present her first international solo exhibition.