Fauvette recipients

Nick Dorey (2017)

Nick plans to use the scholarship to undertake two overseas trips and three distinct artist endeavours.

The first, will be a one month artist residency at Taliesin West in Western Arizona, at Frank Lloyd Wright's former winter studio. This will be used as the starting point for a series of visits in the southwest of the United States investigating and researching land art sites with a particular focus on locating and exploring the remains of destroyed or heavily degraded western American land art by the likes of Walter De Maria and Michael Heizer.

In 2019, Nick will commence a residency at Combre Martin silver galena mine in North Devon, which is an underground silver galena mine once owned by John Dee, the court alchemist of Queen Elizabeth.

In the same year his plans will conclude with a residency in Scotland focusing on symbolic representations of distillation as an act of spiritual purification.

Biljana Jancic (2016)

Biljana plans to use the scholarship for a research trip and a mentorship program in New York next year, where she hopes to solidify her ideas around spatiality and art.
“It is a huge leg-up to be able to travel and to contextualise your work in a more global framework. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be able to see what is happening in my area of interest in other parts of the world,” she said.

Julian Day (2015)

Winning the Fauvette in 2015 funded a trip to New York to work with leading sound artist and composer Marina Rosenfeld, followed by time in London and Berlin. Julian plans to continue with further mentorships and create new works for exhibition in 2017 and beyond.

Jonny Niesche (2014)

Jonny Niesche travelled to Vienna, Austria in July 2015 to undertake a six-month self-directed program of focused research, study and mentoring with Professor Heimo Zöbernig and Professor Andreas Reiter Raabe. The research examined the potential for expanding the central tropes of twentieth century painting, in particular Minimalism. Jonny used the Vienna residence to host studio visits from international artists, gallerists, and curators.

  • "SCA and the generous gift of the late Renee Fauvette Erdos to the University have been instrumental in my education, development and nurturing as an artist."
  • Jonny Niesche

Vicky Browne (2013)

The Fauvette award funded Vicky Browne's trip to the Integratron, a sound dome in the Mojave Desert, to collect sound recordings and video footage. She collaborated with Los Angeles based Musician Darren Seltmann and fellow SCA graduate Locust Jones, to create an installation titled Ant Farm that was exhibited in the Art Centres Gallery in December 2014. The work produded during the research trip was included in the Now Now sound festival in January 2015.

  • "Winning the Fauvette funded a residency at the 18th Street Arts Centre in Santa Monica, but also gave me the opportunity for additional unexpected experiences. Visiting the Mojave Desert, Salvation Mountain, Watts Towers and the Salton Sea was an inspiring experience. Upon returning to Australia I had just enough funds left from the Fauvette prize to restore my working studio, and now I have the space to further develop ideas and research I made during my travels."
  • Vicky Browne

Mark Shorter (2012)

After winning the 2012 Fauvette Award, Mark Shorter spent three weeks criss-crossing the Manchegan Plains in Southern Spain following in the fictional footsteps of Don Quixote, The Knight of the Sad Countenance. The project continued Mark’s interest in the Don Quixote novel and character, and the notion that the phrase “Quixote” has come to expresses a culture in crisis.

Alana Hunt (2011)

The Fauvette award supported Alana’s return to Indian Occupied Kashmir – a region full of people and experiences that have become central to her practice for some years now. She worked with poets, journalists, artists, students, academics and school-teachers, the young unemployed and the older and unemployed. She listened, spoke, wrote and recorded to build on past work and develop new work. The award also funded a trip to New York where Alana met with many inspiring artists, including 16 Beaver Group and Mierle Laderman Ukeles. Alana also presented at Open Engagement: Life/Work, one of the world’s leading conferences on social practice that was held at the Queens Museum in early 2014.

  • "I cannot emphasise enough just how important prizes like the Fauvette are for artists, especially those in the early years of their practice who are trying to carve out their own precious crevices in which to hoard things like time and a degree of independence."
  • Alana Hunt