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NSW Abo­rig­i­nal Arts Fel­low an­nounce­ment for 2018

Cre­ate NSW has an­nounced Syd­ney-based artist Travis De Vries as this year’s re­cip­i­ent of the NSW Abo­rig­i­nal Arts Fel­low, one of five $50,000 Pri­or­ity Fel­low­ships of­fered each year in line with the pri­or­ity ar­eas high­lighted as part of the ten-year NSW Arts and Cul­tural Pol­icy Frame­work – Cre­ate in NSW. Seven ad­di­tional $30,000 art­form fo­cused fel­low­ships are also sup­ported through this ini­tia­tive.

Muswell­brook-born De Vries has been prac­tic­ing since 2006 and works across sev­eral medi­ums; paint­ing, con­tem­po­rary dance, chore­og­ra­phy, mu­sic and writ­ing. Through­out 2018 he will un­der­take a res­i­dency at the Aus­tralian Mu­seum and use this fund­ing to as­sist his re­search of Gami­laroi lan­guage and lore. The out­come of this project will be a ma­jor new work by De Vries, for an ex­hi­bi­tion at the Muswell­brook Re­gional Arts Cen­tre in 2019. Cre­ate NSW CEO Michael Brealey says, ‘Through care­ful re­search and ex­per­i­men­ta­tion, Travis is able to in­ter­pret Abo­rig­i­nal cul­ture, bring­ing it to life with a stand­out graphic style that ap­peals to both western and con­tem­po­rary Indige­nous au­di­ences,’ and af­firms that Cre­ate NSW is ‘pas­sion­ate about sup­port­ing NSW’s Abo­rig­i­nal artists and cre­at­ing new op­por­tu­ni­ties for their growth and de­vel­op­ment across the state. We are de­lighted that Travis will fol­low past re­cip­i­ents such as au­thor and arts leader Cathy Craigie and theatre pro­ducer and cu­ra­tor An­drea James in ac­cept­ing this Fel­low­ship.’

Travis De Vries, NSW 2016 Ac­cel­er­ate re­cip­i­ent Pho­to­graph: Mark Gam­bino, Bri­tish Coun­cil Cour­tesy Cre­ate NSW, Syd­ney

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