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NERAM | Helen Dangar Memorial Bursary

NERAM will be launching the 2018 Helen Dangar Memorial Bursary on July 18th at a talk by the 2017 recipient, Lizzie Horne. Lizzie who has recently returned from her bursary funded printmaking workshop in Florence, Italy.
The annual bursary awards $1,500 to an artist from the New England Region to undertake a professional or creative development activity. The bursary may be used to participate in a workshop, masterclass, course or residency, that will positively impact the artist’s practice or develop their creative skills.
The Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary is open to artists resident in the New England region as defined as the Australian Electoral Commission Federal Division of New England boundaries and includes communities of Ashford, Armidale, Barraba, Bingara, Glen Innes, Guyra, Inverell, Manilla, Murrurundi, Nundle, Quirindi, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Tingha, Walcha and Uralla.
“This is an opportunity for NERAM to support local artists and we encourage artists of all levels from emerging practitioners through to those well established to apply,” said Rachael Parsons, Art Museum Director at NERAM.
“We are launching this year’s application round to coincide with a talk by the inaugural recipient, Lizzie Horne, so that interested artists can come and hear what is possible with the bursary funding; and to ask any questions they may have about the application process from someone who has already successfully applied.”
Lizzie Horne used her bursary to partially fund travel and studio-based tuition in aluminium etching and waterless lithography at the Fondazione Il Bisonte studio in Florence, Italy in May this year. Lizzie will discuss her creative development in Florence as well her experience applying for and using the bursary. Interested artists are invited to bring their ideas and questions to the talk to get feedback from Lizzie and NERAM staff.
The talk and launch event will start at 5.30pm on Wednesday July 18th at the New England Regional Art Museum.
The Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary was established in 2017 in memory of well-known Armidale arts supporter Helen Dangar (1944-2015) with the aim of supporting the New England region’s artists to advance in their career path.
More information on the Helen Dangar Memorial Bursary is available online from the NERAM website at