Heather Burness was awarded the CAPO Fellowship to support travel and research to create a new body of work of prints and develop of her understanding of the cultural context of this work. The fellowship will enable her to further her collaborative relationship with Yolngu artist Naminapu Maymuru White and other Yolngu artists in Yirrkala in the Northern Territory. She plans to exhibit the new work in Canberra in 2012.
ROSALIE GASCOIGNE MEMORIAL AWARD
Sean Booth was given the Rosalie Gascoigne Memorial Award to assist him with the production of a new series of lights utilising techniques and tools that he has developed. This new work will be presented in his first solo exhibition of lighting. The Rosalie Gascoigne Memorial Award is sponsored by Community CPS Credit Union.
READING ROOM CAPO LONDON EXHIBITION AWARD
Linzie Ellis was awarded the Reading Room CAPO Exhibition London Award. Ellis will use the award to create and exhibit new work combining painting and digital media during her Reading Room residency in London. She will create two series of paintings, one series on canvas, the other on paper while also crafting a stop-motion animation of photographs documenting her working process.
SINGAPORE AIRLINES AWARD
Wendy Teakel was given the Singapore Airlines Travel Award. She will use the award to assist her with travel to Kathmandu, Nepal to research Nepalese carpet weaving, dying and production techniques. This research will be used to create new work, transforming Teakel’s two dimensional designs into hand dyed woven carpets through collaboration with local artisans within a fair trade environment.
ECKERSLEY’S MATERIALS AWARD
Kate Barker was given the Eckersley’s Material Award to help fund materials to produce a new body of work of large paintings on board and graphite drawings. This new work, with its focus on the transformation of the photograph, will be exhibited in 2012 in either Canberra or Tasmania.
WORKPLACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES AWARD
Jigsaw Theatre Company was given the Workplace Research Associates Award to assist with creative development of a new production in 2012, Michael Francis Willoughby in Elohgulp. The award will be used to engage prominent musician John Shortis to compose the music score as part of the creative development stage alongside the director, puppeteers and actors.
CAPITAL INSURANCE BROKER’S AWARD
Karen Dace and Eleanor Cotterell, photographic artists, were given the Capital Insurance Brokers Awards to support the development of a joint project and exhibition that explores the history of huts, heritage and homesteads in the ACT pre-1913. The award will contribute to the printing of photos for the exhibition planned to coincide with the Centenary of Canberra celebrations in 2013.
SAGE LEGAL SERVICES AWARD
Blaide Lallemand was given the Sage Legal Services Award to assist with the purchase of art materials to create new work, a permanent installation at the Carlton Arms Hotel in New York City, as part of a six-week residency and international art prize awarded to Lallemand, She plans to create a new photographic series and a video artwork from her residency, which will be shown in Canberra in 2012.
DMV CONSULTING AWARD
Amy Kerr was given the inaugural DMV Consulting Award to assist with the cost of producing a new body of textile work using the traditional Japanese dyeing method of katazome. She plans to publish the creative development of this project on her blog online and to exhibit this new work in 2012.
NATIONAL PRESS CLUB OF AUSTRALIAN EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
Margaret McHugh was given the inaugural National Press Club of Australia Emerging Artist Award to support the creation of a short feature length documentary that explores the experience of grief and bereavement in Australia and how different communities and cultures within Australia celebrate and talk about grief.