Photo: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah in his studio, Mundijong, August 2020. Photo by Anna Louise Richardson. Courtesy of Moore Contemporary.
Four established artists from regional Western Australia will each receive $50,000 over two years from the Regional Artist Fellowship program, which is supported by the State Government's Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program.
The Regional Artist Fellowship program is a highly sought-after funding stream administered by Regional Arts WA, WA's peak body for regional arts.
Receiving a fellowship enables the artists to embark on a self-directed program of creative activity and professional development.
The four artists receiving a fellowship are:
Keluarga (family) — A Shared Story
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah from the Peel region will explore new modes of storytelling through a visual language that is immersive, technically challenging and accessible to broad audiences including families and young children.
Min Folkdans — Creative Development
Adelina Adrianna Larsson Mendoza (South West) will create 'Min Folkdans' ('My Folk Dance'). Working in collaboration with four regional culturally and linguistically diverse artists, she will explore diaspora, identity and new cultural myths. Adelina
will also develop 'Din Folkdans' ('Your Folk Dance'), a community project promoting cultural rights and visibility for the regional multicultural community.
The Beauty Index 2017-2021 — Men who Dance are Happy
Annette Carmichael (Great Southern) will develop and publish a book which will enhance a broader understanding of the value of the arts to regional communities.
Practice transition — from puppetry arts to projection mapping
Chloe Flockart (Wheatbelt) will undertake a two-year practice transition from venue and theatre based art forms, to developing and presenting visual theatre in public spaces facilitated through projection mapping technology.
Information on the Regional Arts Fellowship program, including the 2020 recipients is on the Regional Arts WA website.
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