Media Release: 2018 Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists now open for applications

Image: 2017 Scholarship recipients, Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig This / That, 2016. Print on cotton rag, 75 x 100cm (Artbank collection 2017)

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), together with the Windmill Trust, is pleased to announce that the 2018 Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists has opened for applications.


Established in 1997 in memory of the artist Penny Meagher, the Windmill Trust Scholarship was born out of a desire to offer support to Australian visual artists from rural and regional areas to advance their careers.


Last year, as part of its twentieth anniversary, the Windmill Trust doubled the scholarship to $10,000, and 2018 marks the second round of this increased scholarship for regional NSW based artists.


This award opens up avenues for rural or regional artists seeking to further their professional development, exhibition opportunities or deepen research.


2017 winners, Katoomba-based duo, Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig (pictured), said  "the generous support of the Trust allowed us the time and space to carry out field research to inform several new works." 


The impact of this unique opportunity for artists in regional areas throughout New South Wales is career-changing. The recipient will join an esteemed alumni of twenty years of scholars working in across a variety of traditional and contemporary mediums from all corners of regional NSW, including Dubbo, Goulburn, Murrumbateman, Wapengo, Port Macquarie, Coonamble, the Blue Mountains and more.


Applicants are eligible across regional NSW, from the North Coast to the South East & Tablelands regions, from the Far West to the Hunter and everything in between.


Applications for the 2018 Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists  close 23:59 AEST Saturday 26 May 2018. 1 x $10,000 scholarship will be awarded. Applications can be made online at:


For further information on the Windmill Trust and previous winners of this award visit



For more information on the Windmill Trust Scholarship

Penelope Benton, NAVA 02 9368 1900 or

Sally Marwood, Windmill Trust 0408 022 097

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