The Stephen Procter Fellowship 2020 is now open for proposals.
The upcoming Fellowship will be awarded to an International artist. The Stephen Procter fellow 2020 will receive a 4 to 8 week residency at the Australian National University School of Art and Design Glass Workshop and $5000 towards travel.
The Stephen Procter Fellowship was established in 2001 in memory of Stephen Procter, Head of the Glass Workshop at The Australian National University 1993–2000. The aim of the Fellowship is to assist Australian and international artists working in glass to work/study abroad. Travel and the experience of other cultures were very important to Stephen and this fellowship is intended to be a significant and exciting link between glass communities around the world.
Each year the Fellowship provides $5,000 (AUD) towards travel and a residency (4 to 8 weeks) within the glass workshop at ANU to an artist working with glass. The fellowship aims to support artists with working or educational opportunities significant to their artistic practice.
In 2020 this money will be made available for an international artist to travel to Australia an undertake a residency in the Glass Workshop at the Australian National University in Canberra.
The fellowship needs to start in 2020, and ideally will be completed the same year. See the Fellowship Outline for further details.
To date, 17 fellowships have been awarded:
2003 Blanche Tilden travelled to Seattle, USA to work with James Minson and study at Pilchuck Glass School.
2004 Harumi Yukutake from Toyama, Japan was the first international recipient of the award to travel to Australia for a residency in the Glass Workshop. Harumi completed a permanent installation on the ANU site.
2005 Alexandra Chambers travelled to Pilchuck Glass School, USA to work and study with artist Scott Benefield.
2006 Mark Zirpel from Seattle completed a two month residency in Canberra and travelled to other educational venues in Australia.
2007 Brenden Scott French was an artist in residence at Northlands, Scotland, and returned to Canberra for a residency and solo exhibition at the newly opened Canberra Glassworks.
2008 Rebecca Chernow travelled to Canberra from Seattle (USA) for a two-month residency. While in Australia, she also visited Sydney College of the Arts and the Jam Factory in Adelaide.
2009 Deirdre Feeney travelled to Paris to conduct research based on early 20th Century Cinemas. After her travels Feeney was artist in residence in the Glass Workshop at the ANU.
2010 Matt Szosz came from Providence, USA to spend eight weeks in the Glass Workshop working with the students and developing new work. He also travelled to Sydney College of the Arts, Uni SA and the Jam Factory.
2011 Mel George travelled to Istanbul, Venice and Ravenna to study and research their mosaic masterworks. On her return she was artist in residence for a month in the Glass Workshop at the ANU.
2012 Amber Cowan from the USA undertook a two month residency in the Glass Workshop at the ANU.
2013 Patricia Roan traveled to Lybster Scotland and Skagafjordur in Iceland, to spend time in remote landscapes and develop ideas for time based installation works. On her return Roan will undertake a residency in the Glass Workshop at the ANU
2014 Jeff Zimmer is a Scottish based, American born artist developed his work at ANU exploring the concepts of ambiguity, disconnect between actions and consequence and notions of borders and separation.
2015 Kristel Britcher an Adelaide based artist will travel to Scotland to research sacred spaces and mineral collections. On her return to Australia, she will share her experiences with students and staff as Artist in Residence.
2016 Annie Caterall, from London, will undertake research around the culture of mining minerals and gold in Australia at the National Museum of Australia. This research will be developed into a series narrative cast and cut drawings.
2017 Emma Varga will travel to Svalbard Archipelago, Norway, for a sailing trip with a group of international artists in waters above the Arctic Circle, as research for her new body of work, 'Arctic'.
2018 Niko Dimitrijevic from the USA, developed and presented a sight specific work at the School of Art and Design, responding the the architecture of the iconic School of Art and Deisgn building.
2019 Harriet Schwarzrock will participate in an immersive neon or plasma class in the USA. On her return to Australia, she will share her experiences with students and staff as Artist in Residence.