Early last year the Directors decided to launch a scholarship awarded to final year arts students at four tertiary institutions. Monash, Melbourne, RMIT and Deakin University.
The prize is given to students that have been judged by their teachers as being worthy of this award.
The value of the prize is $2,000 to each graduate and we are proud to announce some of the winners today:
The winner of the Lowensteins Arts Management Prize for 2018 for VCAM was graduating Honours student Bill Hawkins from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at The University of Melbourne.
He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the VCA from 2013–2015 in the drawing and print media department. After his undergraduate studies he took a two-year break before completing his honours year this year. He has been busy curating and exhibiting in a number of shows while developing his practice. Whilst predominately a painter, he has recently began experimenting with installation. His work takes inspiration from psychoanalysis and philosophy. He is primarily interested in agency and the way that power dynamics function.
The winner representing the Academy of Monash Art Design and Architecture Monash University Is Clare Longley, who plans to put the prize money towards materials and rent for an exhibition in March next year at Bus Projects.
We will be in touch with Clare soon and we wish her all the best.
I was also proud to be present at the RMIT MFA opening night, where our prize went to Declan Mulcahy. His work was a very interesting cross section of computer surveillance and social media. We wish him all the best in the future.