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The 2019 Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists open for applications

Image: 2018 recipient, Fiona Foley, Mangrove studies 1 2018, gouache on water-colour paper. Photo by Mick Richards.

The Windmill Trust, together with the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), is pleased to announce that the 2019 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 living outside metropolitan areas to advance their careers.

This award opens up avenues for regional artists seeking to further their professional development, exhibition opportunities or deepen research with a $10,000 scholarship.

2018’s winner, Fiona Foley (pictured) said "with the assistance of the Windmill Trust Scholarship I was able to go home to my traditional Badtjala country surrounding Hervey Bay and Fraser Island to create a new series of gouache paintings on water-colour paper."

“It was a really good feeling to receive this award to help me spend some time on country and create new work.”

This will be the 22nd year of this unique opportunity for artists in regional areas throughout New South Wales, the impact is career-changing.

Applications for the 2019 Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists close 23:59 AEST Sunday 21 July 2019. 1 x $10,000 scholarship will be awarded. Applications can be made online via the link below.

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Established by Primrose Moss in memory of her sister, artist Penny Meagher, the Windmill Trust Scholarship is an annual award to support regional artists who face particular difficulties in continuing their professional practice.

The Trust is supported by NAVA who coordinate applications and support the judging process. Each year, two independent industry experts from rural and regional areas are invited by NAVA to assess the applications.

For further information on the Windmill Trust and previous winners of this award visit http://www.windmilltrust.org.au

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The 2019 Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists open for applications