Young artist nets $10,000 scholarship to continue work in Glen Innes

SCHOLARSHIP: Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall congratulating Glen Innes-based artist Stephanie Brummell during a recent local visit.

SCHOLARSHIP: Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall congratulating Glen Innes-based artist Stephanie Brummell during a recent local visit.

GLEN INNES local Stephanie Brummell has been awarded a $10,000 Young Regional Artists Scholarship and will use the grant to advance her contemporary textile arts practice.

The Arts NSW Regional Youth Scholarship program funds activities such as mentorships, internships, courses, training, national and international travel and creation of new work across all art forms to develop emerging artist’s talent in regional NSW. 

Miss Brummell will use her scholarship to engage with textile mentors at metropolitan and regional organisations to help with research and documentation of textiles from local museums in the region. 

I will use the grant in a two pronged way, firstly research and then putting the research into action,” she said.

“I want to develop a condensed online catalogue of my research findings and then I’ll use that research to inspire a body of work that I’ll exhibit in 2018.”

Northern Tablelands MP Marshall was in Glen Innes recently to personally congratulate Ms Brummell on her selection and said he was delighted to see such a talented young local artist and administrator win the scholarship.

“Steph is a Communications Officer for Arts North West and has recently become involved with textile conservation at the Land of the Beardies History House Museum,” Mr Marshall said.

“She applied for this scholarship in order to further development her skills in contemporary textile arts practice.

“I am proud of Steph and the work’s she’s doing in our region and pleased the government has created a program exclusively for country youth to develop their careers and connect with arts organisations and training opportunities.

“We are investing in the next generation of talent to grow their skills and expand their knowledge to take back to regional communities.”

Dundee-based artist Ashley Hansell was one of 16 artists in the state to receive an inaugural $10,000 scholarship and she said it has already made a huge impact on her life and future plans.

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