Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship

2016 Fauvette Winner, Biljana Jancic, installation view

Biljana Jancic, Exit Strategies, 2016. CCTV camera, image splitter, 5 channel video projection. Photo: Ian Hobbs

The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship supports an SCA graduate to continue the development of their practice through international travel. The $28,000 prize is awarded on the basis of an application and visual assessment by a panel of judges. Drawing from the wealth of talent from recent graduates, the Fauvette exhibition has cemented a strong reputation for quality in contemporary art. The recipients and finalists include some of the most prominent contemporary artists in Sydney.

Past recipients: Biljana Jancic (2016), Julian Day (2015), Jonny Niesche (2014), Vicky Browne (2013), Mark Shorter (2012), Alana Hunt (2011), Justene Williams (2010), Kenzee Patterson (2009), Will French (2008), Rachel Scott (2007), Jess MacNeil (2006), Huseyin Sami (2005), Judith Duquemin (2004) and Juliana Bartulin (2003).

Past finalists include: Bonita Bub, Lucas Davidson, Nick Dorey, Clare Milledge, Matthew Hopkins, Emily Hunt, Biljana Jancic, Tony Schwensen, Rowan Conroy, Jan Howlin, Helen Pynor, Tony Schwensen, Marley Dawson, Helen Mok, Stefan Popescu, Leigh Rigozzi, Suzan Liu, Lara O’Reilly, Kenzee Patterson and Teo Treloar.

2017 FINALISTS

Consuelo Cavaniglia, Untitled, 2016

Consuelo Cavaniglia

Consuelo Cavaniglia is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on how we see and understand space. Taking its cues from film, photography and architecture the work employs technically simple visual effects to distort perception and unsettle the relationship between viewer and space. Independent curatorial projects have consistently flanked Consuelo’s practice. She has developed a range of exhibitions including a major project involving the presentation of ephemeral artworks in public spaces. Consuelo was awarded a Masters of Fine Art from Sydney College of the Arts,University of Sydney in 2016. She is the recent recipient of the NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) from Arts NSW.

Image: Consuelo Cavaniglia, Untitled, 2016. Courtesy the artist, Station Gallery, Melbourne, and Kronenberg Wright Artist Projects, Sydney.

Nick Dorey, An ointment isn’t an antidote, Dämmerschlaf, Artspace, Sydney 201

Nick Dorey


Nick Dorey’s practice is inspired by alchemy. Through the process of chemical or symbolic transformation of found objects, Dorey creates large scale installations. Dorey completed Honours at SCA in 2013, had his first solo show in 2014 and was selected for inclusion in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Primavera exhibition in 2014. He is a two time recipient of the Zelda Stedman young artist scholarship, recipient of an Australia Council ArtStart grant 2014-2015 and was a 2015 artist in residence at Artspace.

Image: Nick Dorey, An ointment isn’t an antidote, 2016, Dämmerschlaf, Artspace, Sydney

 Richard Kean, Double-Nonegramic Inductor Coil Resonance (detail), 2016

Richard Kean

Richard Kean is a Sydney based artist who works with aural strings, drawing and objects. His work spans an enquiry into the politics of architecture to possible fundamental architectures of nature. Kean graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in 2015 with a PhD

Image: Richard Kean, Double-Nonegramic Inductor Coil Resonance (detail), 2016

 Kate Scardifield, Doloroso, 2016. Photo: Robin Hearfield

Kate Scardifield

Kate Scardifield’s interdisciplinary and experimental studio practice traverses textiles, sculpture, installation and video. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout Australia and in recent exhibitions in New Zealand, the United States and the U.K. and has been featured in the Australian Art Collector, Artlink, Das Platforms and Textile Fibre Forum. Kate is currently developing a substantial new work project curated by Panel (Glasgow) in partnership with Heriot Watt University and regional Scottish museums and galleries. Archival Enactments: New Constellations is being supported in-kind by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) and Sydney Observatory, and will tour across four venues in Scotland in 2018 and 2019

Image: Kate Scardifield, Doloroso, 2016. Photo: Robin Hearfield

 Salote Tawale, Sometimes you make me nervous, St Pauls Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 2017

Salote Tawale

Salote Tawale was born in Suva, Fiji Islands, and is now based in Sydney. Through performance, photomedia, drawing and sculptural installation, Tawale’s practice draws on personal experiences of race, class, ethnicity and gender formed by growing up in suburban Australia. Since 2005, Tawale has exhibited widely within Australia and internationally, including the Biennale of Sydney, Penrith Regional Gallery, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival, Wellington Art Centre (NZ), and the Indonesian Contemporary Art Network Yogyakarta (IE), as well as being included in national and international publications. She recently completed the Indigenous Visual + Digital Residency at the Banff Centre in Canada, made possible through the Sainsbury Sculpture prize and Australia Council for the Arts, and was awarded the 2016 Arts NSW Visual Artists Fellowship

Image: Salote Tawale, Sometimes you make me nervous, 2017, St Pauls Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand


The Renee Fauvette Erdos bequest

A bequest to the University of Sydney makes an enduring contribution to the advancement of teaching, research and learning. The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship celebrates a bequest of the late Renee Fauvette Erdos, educator and founder of the History Teachers' Association of NSW, in memory of her mother, Fauvette Loureiro. Fauvette Loureiro was the eldest daughter of Portuguese painter Arthur Loureiro (1853-1932), who came to Australia in 1885 and established an association with the Heidelberg School in Melbourne. He was actively involved in the plein air movement in Europe and Australia.
Funds from the estate have been allocated to the University of Sydney to make possible a traveling scholarship for visual artists, the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship. The Renee Fauvette Erdos bequest also funds international exchange scholarships for Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) students.

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