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2018 Aboriginal Arts Program

The Aboriginal Arts Program invests in contemporary Aboriginal arts, traditional arts, craft and cultural practices continue to develop in Tasmania.

The following artists have received investment through the Aboriginal Arts program for projects starting in 2018:

  • Mr Rodney Gardner is a Launceston based emerging visual artist who works in various mediums. Mr Gardner will use the recommended grant of $7 685 to create a series of portraiture works from across Launceston’s Aboriginal Community, as well as exhibiting works from his 2017 mentorship with Jonathan Bowden.
  • Mr Richard Griffiths is a Burnie based printmaker. Mr Griffiths will use the recommended grant of $2 800 to frame the series of works from his exploration of family histories to be exhibited at the Devonport Regional Gallery in 2018.
  • Tasmania Performs - Jordy Gregg is a Hobart based emerging performer. Tasmania Performs works with emerging independent artists to increase their skills and industry capabilities and will use the recommended grant of $4 600 to manage a strategic Professional Development program for Mr Gregg throughout 2018. 
  • Tasmania Performs – Denni Proctor is a Launceston based emerging musician and song writer. Tasmania Performs will use the recommended grant of $4 600 to manage a strategic Professional Development program for Ms Proctor throughout 2018.
  • Mr Nathan Maynard is a Hobart based emerging playwright and producer. He has recently toured his first play The Season to great acclaim. Mr Maynard will use the recommended grant of $8 300 for he and two other artists to undertake a creative development with dramaturg, Peter Matheson, towards the development of a new play.

Aboriginal Arts Advisory Committee

The following members of the Aboriginal Arts Advisory Committee participated in the assessment of the 2018 Aboriginal Arts Program.

  • Toni Sheldon (chair)
  • Lola Greeno
  • Tony Brown
  • Julie Gough
  • Jillian Mundy
  • Vicki West