2009 Helen Lempriere Travelling Scholarship

Lauren Brincat

SCA Graduate, Lauren Brincat, has been announced as the recipient of the 2009 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship.

The finalists' exhibition held at Artspace, Sydney, features the work of Stuart Bailey, Monika Behrens, Lauren Brincat, Brown Council, Mitch Cairns, Adam Costenoble, Marley Dawson, Rochelle Haley, Mary MacDougall, Angelica Mesiti, Jessica Olivieri and Hayley Forward with the Parachutes for Ladies, Michele Zarro.

The Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, valued at $60,000, provides financial assistance for a visual artist at the start of their career to undertake a one to two year program of study or training overseas.

The Scholarship was renamed the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship in 1997 on receiving support from the Helen Lempriere Bequest, managed by Perpetual. The Bequest was established under the will of Mr Wood to commemorate his wife, Helen Lempriere, who died in 1991 at the age of 83. Helen Lempriere was a Melbourne-born artist who established her professional reputation while living in Europe from 1950 to 1966. She is represented in public collections in Australia including those of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship is presented by the New South Wales Government with the generous support of the Helen Lempriere Bequest, managed by Perpetual.

Image: Lauren Brincat, It's A Long Way To The Top, single channel performance video, stereo sound, looped, installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2009. Photography: Silversalt