David Haines awarded 2017 Australia Council Visual Arts Fellowship

The Tower of the Arrow of Time. (work in progress - from an algorithmically generated source) courte

Image caption: The Tower of the Arrow of Time (work in progress - from an algorithmically generated source). Courtesy of the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery.

SCA Lecturer David Haines has been announced as the recipient of the 2017 Australia Council Visual Arts Fellowship.

This prestigious Fellowship awards Haines $80,000 over two years to sustain the development of his practice.

“I feel elated and honored to receive an Australia Council Visual Arts Fellowship at this stage of my career,” Haines said.

The Fellowship program is designed to support the creation of new work, research and development, and experimentation. Eight Fellowships in total were awarded by a peer assessment panel of industry experts to outstanding artists across a range of art forms.

This opportunity will allow Haines to pursue ambitious projects, learn new skills and work towards a major exhibition.

“I look forward to embarking on a number of field trips into the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Areaand also undertaking workshops in France that will help inform my abiding interest in aroma as an art form. The opportunity to have this support over a number of years, to develop a substantial exhibition across the range of my practice, is simply incredible.”

For more information about the 2017 Australia Council Fellowships see here.