CAPO FELLOWSHIP

Glass artist Kirstie Rea was presented with the 2014 CAPO Fellowship.  Rea will be the 2014 CAPO Fellow. The Fellowship will support a major survey exhibition at Canberra Museum and Gallery in 2015, covering the past twenty years of her work. 

ROSALIE GASCOIGNE MEMORIAL AWARD

Jacqueline Bradley, winner of The Rosalie Gascoigne Memorial Award, will use her grant to fund completion of a new body of work originally conceived during a residency in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland. The outcome of the project will be series of 14 wearable sculptures and 2 performances in these works.

CAPO AMBASSADORS AWARD

The one-off CAPO Ambassadors Award was presented to Peter Maloney. Peter plans to use this grant to produce a series of large scale paintings to be exhibited at Utopia Art Sydney during 2015. With this body of work he will be exploring new ways of using colour and incorporating audacious texts. The funds will be used to purchase materials and cover the costs of photography, transport and other studio costs.

MACQUARIE WEALTH AWARD

The Macquarie Wealth Award was given to Tom Skeehan. SKEEHAN studio will use the award funding to further develop their new collection titled SETTO. This new range extends into furniture and lighting products while supporting Australian manufacturing. This new body of work will be officially launched at the Nishi gallery early in 2015.

CANBERRA WEEKLY AWARD

The new Canberra Weekly Award was won by Jeremy Lepisto. This new award will afford the purchase of a new piece of equipment that will greatly help advance the infrastructure and ability of Jeremy’s studio in Queanbeyan, as well as used to expedite the work that he and his wife will make for themselves and for other artists and designers in our creative community.

FUJI XEROX SUSTAINABLE ART AWARD

The Fuji Xerox Sustainable Art Award went to furniture maker Ashley Eriksmoen. This award will assist Ashley’s  participation as an Artist-­‐in-­‐Residence at Chiang Mai University (Thailand) in January 2015 in order to research and develop new works for an intended exhibition later in 2015.

KING O’MALLEY’S EMERGING ARTIST AWARD

The King O’Malley’s Emerging Artist Award was presented to Shellaine Godbold. Funding for this project will contribute to the costs of having large-scale acrylic pieces cut and routed for a new series of acrylic works based on her recent residency and travel throughout South East Asia.

URBAN PANTRY MANUKA AWARD

The Urban Pantry Manuka Award was presented to Juliet Moody from Sparrow-Folk. The award will assist Sparrow-Folk’s second recording project, a 5 track EP titled SuBIRDia to support their upcoming show, scheduled to be performed at the Canberra and Melbourne Comedy festivals, as well as Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe festivals in 2015. 

ECKERSLEY’S MATERIALS AWARD

The Eckersley’s Materials Award will allow Julie Brooke to make new paintings next year developed from her current collaboration with applied mathematicians at the ANU.  This work will be exhibited in Sydney and Melbourne in 2015

WORKPLACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES AWARD

The Workplace Research Associates Award will assist Alex Asch to create a bronze sculpture for his 2015 solo exhibition at Beaver Galleries.

CAPITAL INSURANCE BROKERS AWARD

The Capital Insurance Brokers Award was won by Richilde Flavell, who will use this award to purchase materials for an interactive community installation that will transform CMAG’s Gallery 4 space during Stepping Up: Australian Ceramic Triennale in July 2015.

SAGE LEGAL SERVICES AWARD

The Sage Legal Services Award was presented to C.J. Bowerbird. The award funding will be used to purchase audio recording and performance equipment to expand the artist’s spoken work practice, and will be used to develop a performance on masculinity to be shown in the second half of 2015.

NATIONAL PRESS CLUB EMERGING ARTIST AWARD

Jemima Parker, recipient of the National Press Club’s Emerging Artist Award, intends to use this award to assist with the purchase of materials and equipment to construct a new series of sculptural textile forms to be exhibited at ANCA Gallery, Dickson in May 2015. 

MCGRATH WODEN EMERGING ARTIST AWARD

The McGrath Woden Emerging Artist Award winner is Annika Romeyn. This award will support the creation of new paintings and drawings for Annika’s solo exhibition at Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne in 2015.