The Australian National University (ANU) School of Art & Design’s successful Emerging Artists Support Scheme (EASS) has been operating for over thirty years. Many of our patrons have supported School of Art & Design undergraduate and postgraduate students during this period. Through this scheme patrons can award prizes, scholarships and commissions, and acquire artworks for their collections.
The ANU School of Art & Design greatly appreciates this support from the ACT community. Such generous sponsorship from individuals, families, local business, the corporate sector and arts organisations represents assistance for graduating artists when it is most valuable – at the beginning of their independent studio practice. The scheme also plays a significant role in encouraging emerging practitioners to remain in the region, and residencies and exhibition opportunities offered by local arts organisations play a key role in building Canberra’s wealth of practising artists.
Patrons of the Emerging Artist Support Scheme attended a preview of the Graduating Exhibition on Tuesday 19 November at which time they nominated graduatign students for their awards. The full list of awards was announced at the opening of the Graduating Exhibition on Friday 22 November at the School of Art & Design.
EASS – Emerging Arts Support Scheme
ACT Legislative Assembly Speakers Prize:
Cox Architecture EASS Prize
Kevin and Patsy Payne Prize
There were a number of patrons who purchased work for private collections through EASS, as well as public collections such as the ANU Art Collection.
The following students have all had their artwork acquired:
Mahnie Blakey, Angela Coleman, Henrietta Farrelly-Barnett, Ian Fleming, Georgia Larsen, Portia Lawson, Yirui Li, Nathan Nhan, Annie Parnell and Sadhana Peterson.
Sheida Sabetraftar and Lani Shea-An both had work acquired by the ANU Art Collection and as part of the acquisition they receive a Friends Membership to the Drill Hall Gallery.
SUBSCRIPTIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Art Monthly Australasia Subscription Award
The Australian Ceramics Association Award
Canberra Spinners and Weavers Award which includes a membership, exhibition opportunity and a $50 discount on a workshop.
Cat Clare Evans
NAVA Ignition Prize
Eckersley’s Art & Craft Materials Award
Fyre Gallery Award for Art Materials (and exhibition at Fyre Gallery offered for 2020)
Hiroe and Cornell Swen Hand-building Award
Walker Ceramics Materials Award
Altenburg Gallery Exhibition Award
ANCA Exhibition Award
Art, Not Apart Exhibition Award Visual Art Category
Art, Not Apart Exhibition Award Film & Moving Image Category
Belconnen Arts Centre exhibition Award
Belconnen Community Gallery Group Exhibition
Canberra Museum and Gallery Ramp Showcase Award
Canberra Potters Society Group Exhibition Award
CAPO Curatorial Award
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Emerging Contemporaries: National Exhibition Award
Tributary Projects Exhibition Award
Cat Clare Evans
Tuggeranong Arts Centre Exhibition Award
Emma Rani Hodges
Canberra Glassworks Residency Award
Canberra Grammar School Residency Award
Canberra Potters Society Residency Award
Country to Coast Exhibition and Residency Prize, awarded by Barbara Holloway and Helen Maxwell
M16 Artspace Residency Award
Megalo Print Studio Residency
PhotoAccess Residency Award
Strathnairn Arts Anita McIntyre Residency Award
The ANU School of Art & Design is very pleased and grateful to have the support of ongoing Patrons as well as new Patrons of the Emerging Artist Support Scheme.
A big thanks to Mansfield Ceramics for offering the following awards:
Mansfield Ceramics Art + Perception Subscription Prize
Mansfield Ceramics Art + Perception Publishing Prize
Mansfield Ceramics Clay Gulgong Exhibition Prize
Mansfield Ceramics Clay Gulgong Outstanding Student Delegates Pass for the 2020 festival
Woden Arts Award
M16 Artspace Chair's Choice Exhibition Award
Canberra Contemporary Art Space Professional Development Award
The nominated student for the John and Elizabeth Baker Design Award is
The Peter and Lena Karmel Prize