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Artsbridge 2015

Round 1 - March

Dr Lucy Hawthorne is an arts writer, researcher and critic. She will use an Artsbridge International grant of $2 055 to undertake a two-month research and arts writing residency in Paris. Dr Hawthorne will examine the dialogue between pre-Modern art and architecture in order to expand existing knowledge on contemporary site-specific art practice.

Stuart Williams is a Tasmanian based designer. He will use an Artsbridge International grant of $1 862 to attend the 56th Venice Biennale in May 2015 as one of five Australian designers selected to have their work on permanent display in the new Australia Pavilion.

The Tom Vincent Trio consists of Tom Vincent, Leigh Barker, and Alf Jackson. They will use an Artsbridge International grant of $4 706 to record a live studio album working with Robert Hunter and Branford Marsalis in the USA.

The Comic Art Workshop will use an Artsbridge Connect grant of $3 000 to invite international master artists, Leela Corman and Tom Hart to travel to Tasmania to conduct a workshop for 14 emerging and established practitioners on Maria Island. Six places will be reserved for Tasmanian based artists.

Dr Nancy Mauro-Flude is a curator, dramaturg, live videoscape performer and producer. She will use an Artsbridge Connect grant of $3 000 to bring Jonathan Kemp (UK) to Hobart to participate in Earth Code/Core Litany workshops - exploring links between contemporary technology and the Earth in order to make new forms of land art. Local artists will be invited to participate in a critical exchange developed to extend thinking and foster new relationships with leaders in this field of practice.

Chantale Delrue is a mixed media visual artist whose work uses the medicinal qualities of plants to create ephemeral installation, drawing and dyeing paper and cloth. She will use an Artsbridge International grant of $1 794 to present her exhibition 'Transplant' at the Cultuurcentrum in Mechelen, Belgium, during the 40th anniversary celebration of the Dijle Festival.

Round 2 - June

Please note that due to the high standard of applications received in the March round, the funds allocated to the first half of the year were expended.

Round 3 - September

Timothy Carroll, Oscar Dawson and Ryan Strathie of Australian band Holy Holy will use an Artsbridge international grant of $2 845 to undertake a two-month tour in the United Kingdom and across Europe in support of their new album release via Sony Red.

Rachel Kendrigan is an emerging Tasmanian based artist. She will use an Artsbridge international grant of $ 630 to attend the 2016 festival The Performance Arcade presented by New Zealand performing arts company, The Playground.

Karin Chan is an emerging visual artist. She will use an Artsbridge international grant of $3 000 to travel to the USA to present her work at Art Platform New York City in its project, High Impact: The Art of Visual Volume and Art Basel at SPECTRUM Art Fair Miami, Florida.

Liam James and Alasdair Doyle are early career visual artists working in photography and video installation.  They will use an Artsbridge Connect grant of $1 746 to travel to Melbourne to research, develop and present new work in Melbourne as part of its Next Wave Festival in 2016.

Dr. Matt Warren is multi-media visual artist whose practice has included wide exposure nationally and internationally.  He will use an Artsbridge Connect grant of $2 606 to travel to Chile as one of three Tasmanian artists where he will undertake a new work Black Matter.

Round 4 - December

Anzara Clark is an emerging visual artist.  She will use an Artsbridge national grant of $722 to attend the Fashioning Museums Conference being held at the Australian National University in Canberra in February 2016.

Jane Germain and Pete Cornelius are Tasmanian based and nationally renowned blues musicians. They will use an Artsbridge national grant of $932 to perform at the National Folk Festival in Canberra in March 2016.

Nathan Maynard is an emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal playwright. He will use an Artsbridge national grant of $424 to attend the Australian Performing Arts Market Bootcamp and First Nation gathering in Brisbane in February, 2016.

Duncan Meerding is a Tasmanian Designer. He will use an Artsbridge international grant of $3 000 to participate in the Messe Frankfurt Light + Building trade show in March 2016.

Kelly Ottaway is a professional Tasmanian musician who specialises in the area of jazz and improvised music. He will use an Artsbridge national grant of $715 to travel to Sydney to undertake an advanced jazz composition/arranging techniques & band leadership skills mentorship program with internationally acclaimed composer, arranger and band leader, Dave Panichi.

Stompin Youth Dance Company is a Launceston based performance and dance company that works with young people. The company will use an Artsbridge Connect grant of $3 000 to bring renowned arts team, Friction Arts from Birmingham to undertake a collaborative community liaison program towards Stompin's 2016 major show Panorama, as well as undertake dance workshops across various Tasmanian regional communities.

Julie Waddington and Kelly Drummond Cawthon are Hobart based performance, theatre and dance leaders. They will use an Artsbridge Connect grant of $1 000 to bring renowned international director, John Britton, to Tasmania to conduct a two-day actor training workshop ‘Self-With-Others’ for 18 Tasmanian theatre makers, actors, and directors to train within ensemble.