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20th Anniversary Windmill Trust Exhibition

14 September to 22 October 2017 at the Maurice Chick Family & MacLeod-Miller Adamshurst Gallery, MAMA.

The Windmill Trust supports the professional arts practice of rural and regional artists with an annual scholarship program. The 20th Anniversary Windmill Trust Exhibition follows the career journeys of past scholarship winners, highlighting the growing confidence of individual artists, and the evolution of their individual arts practice.

The exhibition brings together a variety of work including sculpture, print, oil and watercolour paintings, video performance and photography, and opens 2-3pm Saturday 23 September 2017 in the Maurice Chick Family & MacLeod-Miller Adamshurst Gallery, MAMA.

Artists featured in the exhibition include:

  • Andy Townsend
  • Bradley Hammond
  • Camille Kersley
  • Christine McMillan
  • Craig Cameron
  • Duke Albada
  • Harrie Fasher
  • James Blackwell
  • Jane Lander
  • Jonathan Throsby
  • Nicole Welch
  • Rachel Ellis
  • Rachel Peachey & Paul Mosig
  • Rochelle Summerfield
  • Sally Williams
  • Samantha Small
  • Sandra McMahon
  • Sarra Robertson
  • Stephanie Jones
  • Tom Doherty
  • Tracey Luff

Thursday 14 September - Sunday 22 October 2017

Maurice Chick Family & MacLeod-Miller Adamshurst Gallery, Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)

‘The Windmill Trust Scholarship was so important to my early practice.’
Nicole Welch 2011 Windmill Trust Scholarship Winner, MAMA Collection artist.

It celebrates the extraordinary commitment by the Windmill Trustees for over 20 years to support regional artists and art practice.

For the past 20 years, the Trust has awarded $5,000 per year to a regional artist, to assist with the particular challenges of pursuing a professional arts practice in regional Australia.

‘I remember well the Windmill Trust and Prim Moss who is just so passionate about supporting artists. When I had my solo show in Sydney, she turned up with a party of guests to support me. That was precious!'

Tracy Luff 2009 Windmill Trust Scholarship Winner

The Windmill Trust continues to provide invaluable support for artists in Regional NSW. Meet members of the Windmill Trust board, together with several of the featured artists, and enjoy the diverse works that have come from Windmill alumni.

The Windmill Trust Scholarship is administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA). It recognises the high calibre of artists from rural and regional areas, providing opportunities for them to be part of the professional art making community.

This year, the prize increased to $10,000. 2018 applications will open in the new year. Regional artists are encouraged to learn more about the scholarship and NAVA's other grant opportunities here.

Image: Sarra Robertson, 'Hiatus 1', mixed media 600mm X 897mm