Harrie Fasher wins the 2015 Windmill Trust Scholarship

Media release

The Windmill Trust and the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) are delighted to announce Harrie Fasher as the recipient of the 2015 Windmill Trust Scholarship.

The Windmill Trust together with the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) are pleased to announce that Harrie Fasher is this year’s recipient of the Windmill Trust Scholarship of $5,000.

This year marks the 18th successful year of the highly popular and well-respected scholarship.

From August to October 2015, Fasher will be working on research, the development of new work and strengthening of international creative connections via the Wildfjords Artistic Residency, Iceland, followed by a residency at the Suffock Punch Trust, UK, and a mentorship at Butley Mills foundry with artist and caster, Laurence Edwards (Suffolk, UK).

Fasher’s sculptures explore the horse and its relationship to humans on a physical, historical and mythological level. Her skill and experience as an accomplished equestrian athlete enable her to describe the form and movement of the horse with attention to anatomical accuracy.

Based in Oberon, NSW, Fasher has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the National Art School, Sydney and Bachelor of Design from UNSW Art & Design. She is represented by Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Sydney and her work has been acquired for private and public collections. She has exhibited nationally and internationally with works shown at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney; Baer Art Centre, Iceland and Mall Galleries London.

A strong interest in communities and the development of opportunities has seen Fasher develop a series of creative welding workshops; Women Welders of the West, Youth Heavy Metal and Seniors Gone Bush in Central West NSW.

The Windmill Trust Scholarship was established in 1997 by Primrose Moss to honour her sister, artist and former Director of the Macquarie Galleries, the late Penny Meagher and is targeted at Regional NSW Artists.

The Windmill Trust Scholarship was born out of a desire to offer support to the large percentage of the Australian art community that live outside metropolitan areas to advance their careers. Over the years the Scholarship has managed to increase awareness of the vast array of talent that exists in the diverse regional centres of NSW, including Bathurst, Moree, Orange and the North Coast and supporting projects from a diverse range of media.

Media enquiries

For more information about the Windmill Trust Scholarship, please contact Penelope Benton, General Manager, NAVA on 02 9368 1900 or pbenton@visualarts.net.au

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