2018 REGULAR GRANTS ROUND 2 RECIPIENTS

8 November 2018

The Helpmann Academy has awarded over $46,600 to 24 emerging artists from a range of creative disciplines for the second round of competitive grants for 2018.

A total of 19 projects will be supported by Helpmann and include a range of professional development opportunities such as international residencies, workshops, exhibitions, performances, film projects, and recordings. The funding will see emerging artists from the state develop new works for the Adelaide Fringe, travel to Vietnam, Mexico and Italy for residencies and conferences in Tasmania and New Zealand.

Jane MacFarlane, Helpmann Academy CEO said the funding will open up new possibilities and new opportunities for the recipients.

“We are thrilled by the calibre of projects presented by some of our states most promising emerging artists for the second round of Helpmann Academy’s regular grants in 2018. This significant round of funding will enable these creatives to embark on a range of professional development opportunities of their choosing – giving them the best chance at developing a sustainable and exciting career in the arts.”

Helpmann Academy grants are open to students and recent graduates across visual arts, theatre, dance, music, and film from University of Adelaide, Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA/Flinders University), Flinders University and the University of South Australia.

Applications for Helpmann Academy’s next round of regular grants will open the week commencing 11 March 2019.

Full list of Helpmann Academy grant recipients for Round 2, 2018:

Dance

Petra Szabo & Cameron James – emerging dancers and Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA / Flinders University) graduates will present a new cross-disciplinary theatre and dance work, Isolate & Izolál, at the Adelaide Fringe at Holden Street Theatre, during March 2019.

Madalene Macera – emerging dancer/choreographer and Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA / Flinders University) graduate will collaborate with fellow Adelaide dance artist, Daniel Maley, to create a brand-new contemporary dance work in the 2019 Adelaide Fringe.

Music

Josh Belperio – the Elder Conservatorium (University of Adelaide) graduate will present 30,000 Notes: his one-man play / classical music concert / indefinable theatrical experience, in the 2019 Adelaide Fringe with his company Under The Microscope.

Eliza Dickson – emerging composer and Elder Conservatorium (University of Adelaide) graduate will produce physical copies of her debut EP Gold and host a 4-band line up launch gig in December 2018. 

Pony Horseman – interdisciplinary musical artist and Elder Conservatorium (University of Adelaide) graduate will partake in a residency/ development/performance in the Project Space of Cool Change Contemporary Gallery in Perth from the 4 -25th January, engaging with and working with the audience and site.

Chelsea Smart – emerging composer and Elder Conservatorium (University of Adelaide) graduate will reside in New York for three months to audition for her master’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music, receive lessons with jazz mentors and record an album.

Mallory Steele – a performance of the emerging composer and Elder Conservatorium (University of Adelaide) graduate’s original song Hunter with pianist Ashley Hribar will be filmed and edited by Ben Golotta from Repeater Productions.

Aiden Sullivan – emerging Violist and Elder Conservatorium (University of Adelaide) graduate will travel throughout Austria, Switzerland and Germany in January 2019 to have lessons with a number of professors from prominent institutions and to explore post graduate opportunities.

Visual Art

Kate Bohunnis – emerging printmaker/installation artist and Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA / Flinders University) graduate will present her solo exhibition interior translations at BLINDSIDE Gallery in Melbourne in May 2019. The exhibition will look at the dissolution of harmful self-defining narrative through resistance and reinvention.

Scott Farrand – emerging sculptor/painter and Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA / Flinders University) graduate will travel to Vietnam to produce a new body of work through a residency offered by ‘A. Farm’ in Ho Chi Minh City in January 2019.

Laura Garcia Quijada – emerging photographer and Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA / Flinders University) graduate will attend the specialised course Advanced Fashion Photography and Multimedia at The Darkroom Academy in Florence (Italy) in April 2019.

Samantha Gold – received a group grant along with three other emerging ceramicists (Amy Watson, Sarah Porter and Chloe Allchurch) from the University of South Australia to attend the Australian Triennial Ceramics Conference in Hobart, Tasmania from the 1-4th May 2019 as a professional development opportunity.

LingPei (Alice) Hu – emerging glass artist and University of South Australia graduate will attend the NZSAG and Ausglass ‘CoLab’ conference in Whanganui, New Zealand in February 2019.

Simone Linder-Patton – emerging ceramicist and Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA / Flinders University) graduate will attend the Australian Triennial Ceramics Conference in Hobart, Tasmania, during May 2019.

Jay Lord – emerging photographer/painter and University of South Australia graduate will be participating in two separate five-day intensive traditional oil painting workshops, located in Adelaide in January 2019.

Georgia Matthews – emerging photographer and University of South Australia graduate will attend the Arquetopia Residency in Puebla, Mexico in September 2019, where she will develop a new body of work for exhibiting in 2020.

Rebecca McEwan – emerging visual artist and Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA / Flinders University) graduate will create and install a ‘honey chandelier’ supported by a soundscape to be exhibited at FELTspace back gallery during the Adelaide Fringe 2019.

Film

Tim Carlier & Tim Hodgson – emerging writer/director and producer (both Flinders University graduates), will work with a cast and crew of 20 on a surreal 20-minute short film entitled Farmers – shot on a farm near Naracoorte.

Theatre

Sophia Simmons – emerging actor and Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA) graduate will present the debut season of her one-woman show Gravity Guts at the Adelaide Fringe in 2019 over 6 performances at Tandanya Arts Cafe.

Header image: Jazz vocalist Eliza Dickson, photo by Leonardo Mascaro.