The stunning artwork of two School of Art graduates has received the Legislative Assembly’s art prize in the Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS). Unveiled by the ACT Legislative Assembly speaker Vicki Dunne on March 7, the artwork reinforces the high quality artwork produced by School of Art graduates.
Painter Elana Geddes and glass artist (and now Honours student) Sara Hellsing have been recognised with prizes of $500 each, with their artwork on loan to the ACT Legislative Assembly.
Geddes winning work, Francesca, is an oil-on-canvas portrait of a friend, visible to the public through the windows on London Circuit.
While Hellsing’s winning glass installation has been sold overseas, another one of her pieces from the series, Recollections 1, now hangs in the foyer of the Speaker’s Office
The EASS program is an innovative program that now boasts 80 patrons and connects corporate, institutional and individual patrons with talented artists graduating from the school.