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Valued at $30,000, the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship is offered by the NSW Government through Create NSW to enable a visual artist at the beginning of their career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. The nine finalists for the 2017 are Fernando do Campo, Emma Fielden, Ashleigh Garwood, Spence Messih, Claudia Nicholson, Emily Parsons-Lord, Jason Phu, Shan Turner-Carroll and Louise Zhang.
Introducing the third annual Parramatta Artists Studios (PAS) presentation at Artspace, part of a four-year partnership that sees the two institutions working collaboratively to further support artists in Western Sydney through curatorial dialogue, mentorship and advocacy. Current PAS artists Harriet Body, Penelope Cain, Shireen Taweel and Hannah Toohey have worked closely with Artspace curators through a series of studio visits and mentored exchanges over the past three months.