Trust placed in young artists

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

TWO in­no­va­tive young artists – com­poser An­nika Moses and artist- de­signer Sarah Thorn­ton- Smith – have been ap­pointed as trus­tees to the Mundaring Bi­cen­ten­nial Schol­ar­ship Trust, which presents the an­nual Robert Juniper Award for the Arts.

Ms Moses, a former winner of the award and cur­rently in her third year at WAAPA study­ing com­po­si­tion and mu­sic tech­nol­ogy, has re­cently been in­volved in three Perth Fringe Fes­ti­val pro­duc­tions.

Ms Moses said win­ning the award en­abled her to bring an am­bi­tious in­stal­la­tion to life at the Mundaring Art Cen­tre and to gain first- hand ex­pe­ri­ence of the work of the Trust.

“This award is the only one of its kind, as it en­ables young cre­atives to gain fi­nan­cial sup­port to fund a project or de­velop their prac­tice, rather than be­ing a prize for a work al­ready com­pleted,” she said.

Ms Thorn­ton- Smith, of Dar­ling­ton, said she was hon­oured by the in­vi­ta­tion.

“Sup­port­ing our youth will strengthen our fu­ture in many ways and the arts hold the key to a fu­ture where in­no­va­tion and sus­tain­abil­ity will hope­fully re­turn our world to a more bal­anced one,” she said.

Trust chair­man Michael Ryan wel­comed the youth and en­thu­si­asm that the new trus­tees would con­trib­ute.

Mr Ryan thanked long- stand­ing trustee Brian Has­sell, who re­tired after 30 years with the Trust.

“Brian has con­trib­uted long and ded­i­cated ser­vice both to the Trust and to the sup­port of the arts in the Shire,” he said.

An­nika Moses and Sarah Thorn­tonSmith.

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