Melbourne and Berlin-based cross-disciplinary artist Catherine Evans has been awarded the 2017 Georges Mora Fellowship, including a $10,000 grant, a residency at State Library Victoria. We spoke to Catherine about her practice, and winning the Fellowship.Read More
In late October friends and supporters of the Fellowship joined us at our annual Fundraiser event, held at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.
The evening featured presentations by current Fellow James Geurts and former Fellow Cyrus Tang (2008) who shared the development of their artistic practice; a silent auction featuring works by Geurts, Tang, and GMF Founder and artist Caroline Williams Mora; delicious wines, canapes and a decadent chocolate fountain.
Our sincere thanks to all who attended, supported and contributed to the event - we are grateful for your support of Australian contemporary art.
All images by Fiona Hamilton
Two former Georges Mora Fellows, Brook Andrew (2013, with Trent Walter) and Ross Coulter (2010), will have their work exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2017.
Brook Andrew’s exhibition presents his most memorable works, alongside formative works that have had limited exposure. It will also include new sculptural work which will draw on the artist’s extensive personal archive and respond to important themes in his practice that issue from and resonate in books, objects, photographs and postcards, newspapers and the media.
3 March to 4 June 2017
NGV Australia, Federation Square
Audience is a photographic series that documents audience members who were photographed in more than seventy Melbourne galleries and museums between 2013 and 2016. Coulter invited members of the local art community to attend a photo-shoot and they were instructed to imagine viewing a performance art event. Drawing on the visual language of 1970s performance art documentation, the work constructs a photographic archive of audiences. As an installation, comprised of more than 400 photographs, the work is a form of performance for the camera, whilst also recording the appearance, dress and body language of various social groups at a particular moment in time.
17 March to 16 July
NGV Australia, Federation Square
We are delighted to see our former Fellows achieving such recognition for their work. We hope you will join us at their exhibitions!
dhalaay yuulayn (passionate skin) (2004)
enamel paint on anodised aluminium and wood, neon
125.0 x 170.0 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds from the Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2005
© Brook Andrew, courtesy Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Melbourne and Netherlands-based artist James Geurts has been awarded the 2016 Georges Mora Fellowship, including a $10,000 grant, a residency at State Library Victoria, one year’s premium membership to the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), and – for the first time – a residency at the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre (VAC) in Bendigo.Read More
On Thursday 18 February, State Library Victoria will host an information night detailing the range of Fellowships it will host in 2016...Read More
A new solo exhibition from 2014 Georges Mora Fellow Inez de Vega will take place across all three gallery spaces of the Alliance Française heritage-listed mansion in St Kilda from mid September 2016.Read More