2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship 

Fernando do Campo, Emma Fielden, Ashleigh Garwood, Spence Messih, Claudia Nicholson, Emily Parsons-Lord, Jason Phu, Shan Turner-Carroll and Louise Zhang.

Curated by Talia Linz and Lola Pinder

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Exhibition Opening
Launched by Hon. Don Harwin, Minister for the Arts
Wednesday 8 November

Exhibition dates
9 November – 9 December, 2017

2017 Recipient:
Claudia Nicholson

The NSW Visual Arts Fellowship is Artspace’s key exhibition for profiling the dynamism and breadth of emerging contemporary artistic practice in NSW. 

Image, from left: 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship Finalists with Artspace and Create NSW staff, Create NSW Senior Manager Sector Investment (Arts) Sam Wild, Artspace Deputy Director Michelle Newton and Front of House Coordinator and Curatorial Assistant Lola Pinder, artists Ashleigh Garwood, Louise Zhang, Jason Phu and Emily Parsons-Lord, Artspace Executive Director Alexie Glass-Kantor, Fernando do Campo, Spence Messih, Emma Fielden, Shan Turner-Carroll, Claudia Nicholson, Artspace Curator Talia Linz and Create NSW CEO Michael Brealey. Photo: Maja Baska

Overview

 

Valued at $30,000, this 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. With a 100-year history, the Fellowship is a key exhibition for profiling the dynamism and breadth of emerging contemporary artistic practice in NSW. Now in its 21st year at Artspace, it continues to define new generations of contemporary art practice for both artists and audiences.

 

Each year Create NSW convenes an independent judging panel of esteemed colleagues to determine the finalists, whom Artspace acknowledges for engaging with insight and passion in assessing what was again a highly competitive round of proposals.

 

Alexie Glass-Kantor, Curator Talia Linz and Curatorial Assistant Lola Pinder will undertake a series of studio visits with each of the artists as part of three months of curatorial development leading up to the exhibition. Of the nine finalists one artist will be awarded the Fellowship on the opening night of the exhibition, Wednesday 8 November, 2017.

  • Claudia Nicholson 'Don't Let Me Down Let Me Down', 2017. Installation view, 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley

  • Emily Parsons-Lord 'I've always had hot hands', 2017. Installation view, 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley

  • Jason Phu 'some prints i did.', 2017. Installation view, 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley

  • Louise Zhang 'Soft Horror', 2017. Installation view, 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley

  • Fernando do Campo 'The Colours of Federation (WHOSLAUGHINGJACKASS)', 2017. Installation view, 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley

  • Emma Fielden 'Distillation of Matter', 2017. Installation view, 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley

  • Emma Fielden 'Distillation of Matter', 2017. Installation view, 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley

  • Spence Messih, 'Psychic sex', 2017. Installation view, 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley

  • Ashleigh Garwood, Installation view, 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley

  • Ashleigh Garwood, Installation view, 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley

  • Shan Turner-Carroll 'Sun, Moon, Walk, New York City / Sydney', 2015 – 2017.Installation view, 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley

  • Claudia Nicholson 'Don't Let Me Down Let Me Down' 2017. Installation view, 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley