Congratulations to Nichole on winning this years NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship! An extremely prestigious award and one that directs funds to help further artists so it’s a fantastic undertaking by the New South Wales Government!
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Sydney-based artist, Nicole Foreshew has won this year’s NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship.
The NSW Government, through Arts NSW offers the $30,000 Fellowship to support an Aboriginal artist to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.
Nicole Foreshew, a Wiradjuri woman from Central West NSW, is a celebrated mid-career artist who works in a range of mediums including photomedia, design, sculpture, film and video.
“Nicole is one of a number of strong, contemporary Aboriginal artists we are lucky to have in NSW and I look forward to seeing how her work develops throughout this Fellowship,” said Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Victor Dominello.
Nicole will use the Fellowship to deepen her connection to her Country and build an interesting body of work titled Grounded: Earths’ materials, processes and structures.
She will work with Australian Museum geoscientist, Ross Pogson, to research the mineral collection of one of the largest museum collections in the country in order to challenge perceptions of contemporary Aboriginal art practice. Nicole’s investigation, in partnership with the UNSW Art and Design, will see her travel across regional NSW and present a public exhibition at the Albury Regional Art Gallery in 2015.
The assessment panel commented on the excellent field of candidates for the 2014 Fellowship, with Nicole being one of many NSW Aboriginal artists producing high-quality works that fuse traditional stories and culture with contemporary art forms.
More information about winning recipient Nicole Foreshew is listed here
Visit Nicole’s website here