Emerging artists earn Helpmann honours

Flinders graduates were among a group of emerging South Australian visual artists presented with more than $65,000 in awards and opportunities at the 2021 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition Opening Night event on January 29.

A total of 15 awards were presented on the opening night of the exhibition, providing emerging creatives with funds to advance their practice, interstate and local exhibiting opportunities and mentorship and advisory services from established arts leaders.

Five Flinders graduates received awards.

Ellis Moseley received The Peter Walker/Helpmann Advancement Award ($1000 cash) and also received The Linden New Art Award (valued at $6620, including $500 cash award) which includes a three-week exhibition at Linden New Art in Melbourne, through the Linden Projects Space program.

Maiko Pettman was presented with The Royal South Australian Society of the Arts Award ($1000 cash), recognising artistic excellence and talent; Alicia Butt received The Lang/McKee Award ($5000 cash), recognising artistic excellence and talent; Isobel Davies received The Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Award ($5000 cash) that recognises an emerging female artist; and Jessa Kloeden was presented with The SALA Award (valued at $1,000 including a $530 cash award) which provides premium registration for the 2021 SALA Festival.

Works from 22 graduating artists from Flinders University and the University of South Australia are currently on display at South Australia’s flagship contemporary gallery in an exhibition that brings the next generation of creative talent under one roof.

The exhibition will remain open until Saturday 13 February (with free entry Monday to Friday 11am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm) at ACE Open in Lion Arts Centre, North Tce, Adelaide





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