2016 CAPO Award Recipients
CAPO’s most prestigious award was presented by Paul McDermott to multimedia artist Erica Seccombe. Seccombe will be the 2017 CAPO Fellow. Erica intends to use her Fellowship Award to develop new work inspired by her recent residency at the Natural History Museum in London for a solo exhibition at Megalo Print Studio + Gallery in April 2017.
ROSALIE GASCOIGNE MEMORIAL AWARD
The Rosalie Gascoigne Memorial Award has been presented to Ham Darroch. Darroch will use this Award to assist with funding the costs of a residency at Artsource Fremantle in Western Australia. The residency will culminate in an exhibition of a new wall painting and works on paper as well as an artist’s talk. The Rosalie Gascoigne Memorial Award is partly funded by Bates & Pickering.
ROBERT FOSTER MEMORIAL AWARD
The inaugural Robert Foster Memorial Award was presented to Lisa Cahill. Lisa will use funding from this Award for creation of new work utilising digital printing, screen printing and ceramic decals on kiln-formed glass for a solo exhibition in Sante Fe, USA.
MACQUARIE WEALTH AWARD
The Macquarie Wealth Award went to Megan Jackson. This award will enable Megan to create a new suite of large scale works on paper and printed textiles titled United Constructs.
TALL FOUNDATION AWARD
The inaugural Tall Foundation Award was awarded to Hannah Gason. Hannah intends to use this award for the purchase of a new kiln for a specialised process to assist in the creation of a new body of kiln formed glass artworks.
CANBERRA WEEKLY AWARD
The Canberra Weekly Award was presented to Canberra Youth Theatre. The Youth Theatre will use funding from this Award to run the Twilight Performance Festival (7 to 12 years), where Canberra Youth Theatre’s youngest artists celebrate “being me” and the strengths we embody that make us ourselves.
CAPITAL CHEMIST AWARD
The winner of the inaugural Capital Chemist Award was Raquel Ormella, Raquel will use this Award to support the production of new and ambitious work for the 2017 Tamworth Textile Triennial. The funds will pay for studio assistance, and field research on the Liverpool Plains, NSW.
MACQUARIE TELECOM AWARD
The Macquarie Telecom Award went to Tom Buckland. Tom will use funding from this Award to mount a solo exhibition of interactive installation, sculptural and multimedia work that explores the relationships between humans and insects.
MPS TRAVEL & TOURS AWARD
The inaugural MPS Travel & Tours Award was given to Maura Pierlot. Maura’s project, titled Fragments, is to research, write and develop a series of dramatic monologues on the theme of mental illness.
URBAN PANTRY MANUKA AWARD
The Urban Pantry Manuka Award went to sculptor Rosalind Lemoh, who will use the Award to fund creation of new sculptural work that extends investigations into casting, industrial materials, light and text.
ECKERSLEY’S MATERIALS AWARD
The Eckersley’s Materials Award will allow Millan Pintos-Lopez to undertake the development, creation and exhibition locally of a new body of work, investigating the life of his namesake San Millán de la Cogolla, the gyrovague.
WORKPLACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES AWARD
The Workplace Research Associates Award went to Phoebe Porter. Phoebe will use funding from this Award to develop a new series of contemporary jewellery titled Mechanical Sampling drawing on music sampling, the aesthetics of vintage machinery and traditional machining techniques.
SAGE LEGAL SERVICES AWARD
The Sage Legal Services Award went to Jessica Haas to help fund production of an EP for Pheno (aka Jess Green) of 21st century science with the wild rhythms of afrobeat, indie rock and jazz.
Emerging Artists Awards
B2B MAGAZINE EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
The B2B Magazine Emerging Artist Award was given to Julia Thwaites. Julia will use the funds from this Award for her project, which uses the visual language of Catholicism to discuss contemporary male identity, thus raising questions about the relationship between faith and masculinity.
CAPITAL INSURANCE BROKERS AWARD
Capital Insurance Brokers Emerging Artist Award went to Rebecca Selleck. Rebecca will use the funding from this Award to produce an exhibition of interactive sculptures that allow us to feel both the life of the cow and its later relationship to the human body.
NATIONAL PRESS CLUB EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
The National Press Club of Australia Emerging Artist Award went to Lydia Monzo. Lydia intends to use the funds from this Award to record and produce a debut single.
MCGRATH WODEN EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
The McGrath Woden Emerging Artist Award was given to Sanne Koelemij. Sanne will use funding from this award to further her project which investigates representation and illusion through abstract painting. Her work is explored through large, colour field installations that create tension between these themes.