20th Anniversary Windmill Trust Exhibition
When: Thursday 14 September - Sunday 22 October
Where: Maurice Chick Family & MacLeod-Miller Adamshurst Gallery, MAMA.
The Windmill Trust supports the professional arts practice of rural and regional artists with an annual scholarship program. The 20th Anniversary Windmill Trust Exhibition follows the career journeys of past scholarship winners, highlighting the growing confidence of individual artists, and the evolution of their individual arts practice.
The exhibition brings together a variety of work including sculpture, print, oil and watercolour paintings, video performance, and photography.
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Camille Kersley, Christine McMillan, Stephanie Jones, Sarra Robertson, Tom Doherty, Jonathan Throsby, Sandra McMahon, Samantha Small, Rachel Ellis, Andy Townsend, Craig Cameron, Tracy Luff, Jane Lander, Nicole Welch, Bradley Hammond, Sally Williams, James Blackwell, Rochelle Summerfield, Harrie Fasher, Duke Albada.
A number of featured artists will be presenting Artist Talks throughout the exhibition.
‘The Windmill Trust Scholarship was so important to my early practice.’
Nicole Welch 2011 Windmill Trust Scholarship Winner, MAMA Collection artist.
It celebrates the extraordinary commitment by the Windmill Trustees for over 20 years to support regional artists and art practice.
For the past 20 years, the Trust has awarded $5000 per year to a regional artist, to assist with the particular challenges of pursuing a professional arts practice in regional Australia.
‘I remember well the Windmill Trust and Prim Moss who is just so passionate about supporting artists. When I had my solo show in Sydney, she turned up with a party of guests to support me. That was precious!' Tracy Luff 2009 Windmill Trust Scholarship Winner
The Windmill Trust Scholarship is administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA). It recognises the high calibre of artists from rural and regional areas, providing opportunities for regional artists to be part of the professional art-making community.
This year, the prize increased to $10,000. Regional artists are encouraged to learn more about the scholarship here.