The Georges Mora Fellowship is dedicated to the support and promotion of contemporary art and artists in Melbourne and Australia. The Foundation offers an annual fellowship to an artist to explore fresh thinking and to research progressive ideas.
Named in honour of Georges Mora, the renowned restaurateur, art dealer, patron, mentor and cultural catalyst, the Foundation aims to facilitate and encourage new and independent thinking required for the development of art in Australia.
Current Fellow: James Geurts
Based in Melbourne and the Netherlands, James Geurts conceives work that follows his interest in conceptual lines of perception and markers of place, such as meridians, tidal zones, horizons and orbitals.
Geurts’ next project, Floodplain, consists of a series of installations at key cultural sites along Melbourne’s Yarra River, or Birrarung as it is known to the Wurundjeri people, which will draw out the river’s ecological currents and cultural significance.