Georges Mora Foundation Announces 2019 Fellow


Ruth Höflich,  The River  2016

Ruth Höflich, The River 2016

We are thrilled to share the news that Melbourne-based artist Ruth Höflich has been awarded the 2019 Georges Mora Fellowship, receiving $10,000, a residency at State Library Victoria and a membership with The National Association for the Visual Arts.

Ruth was born in Munich, Germany and holds an MFA from Bard College, New York and a BA (Hons.) from The Slade School of Fine Art, London. Her artistic practice encompasses photography, video and print.

During her Fellowship, Ruth will develop new audio-visual material working with the concept of 'magic', drawing inspiration from the collections at State Library Victoria. Combined with a personalised database of images, video and sound, this material will be the basis of a new time-based artwork entitled Reality Is Only A Word

Ruth's interest in magic lies in its disruption of logical sense patterns, and in its potential to offer alternative modes of being in and experiencing the world. As part of her research project, she will also produce a stand-alone printed work to be included in the State Library Collection.

The Georges Mora Foundation congratulates Ruth on her Fellowship success, and we look forward to following her work.

Named for the patent dealer, art dealer and restaurateur Georges Mora, the Georges Mora Fellowship was established in 2007, and aims to ignite courage and fresh thinking in art, and to promote contemporary art in Australia. Learn more about previous Fellows here.

2017 Fellowship Fundraiser at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

In late October, the Georges Mora Fellowship Board, our past Fellows, and our supporters celebrated the life and legacy of Georges Mora with a French-Resistance themed fundraising event at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins. 

Guests enjoyed the delicious canapes, eclairs, crepes and live music while bidding on the Silent Auction items and hearing current Fellow Catherine Evans and past Fellow Trent Walter speak about development of their art. A big thank you to everyone who attended and made the evening such a great success, and congratulations to our winning bidders!

The Georges Mora Fellowship is made available with the generous financial support of art lovers. All donations, no matter how large or small, enable the significant development of an artist’s ideas. If you weren't able to attend the event but would like to contribute to the future of Australian contemporary art, you can download a copy of our donation form here. Or to learn more about other ways that you or your organisation can become involved with the Fellowship, contact us

We'd like to thank all the wonderful supporters of this event: Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, Alliance Francaise, Donegans, LaTrobe Art Institute, NAVA, State Library Victoria, Keon Couture, Madam Rouge, Marriner Group, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Theatre Company.