This is the sixth year of the prestigious Siemens-RMIT Fine Art Scholarship, one of the most progressive and rewarding scholarships of its kind in Australia.
The Siemens-RMIT Fine Art Scholarship enables students to further their careers in the field of fine arts by assisting research and production costs. Eight students will receive scholarships, comprising five undergraduate travel scholarships and three postgraduate scholarships to a total of $32,000 as well as one artist receiving the $1000 Siemens Fine Arts Acquisition Award, with their work becoming part of the Siemens art collection. An initiative of the School of Art, RMIT University.
The 2006 shortlist includes:
The five undergraduate scholarships of $2000 are awarded to:
- Prue Crome, for her work titled "Light Passage
- Lisa Frankland, for the installation titled "Un-Packing"
- Anna Gilby, for her work titled "Window"
- Robyn Phelan, for her ceramic piece titled "3 Teapots"
- Sally Zurbo, for her drawing "Untitled 2"
The three postgraduate scholarships of $7000 are awarded to:
- Bianca Hester, for her installation titled "Project, Projects, Compressed"
- Kate Just, for her sculpture titled "Family"
- Sanné Mestrom, for the watercolour titled "A history of space is the history of wars #1"
The $1000 Siemens Acquisition Award 2006 is awarded to Anna Gilby for "Window", a free hanging relief in plaster, bandage, wire, aluminium and steel.
A judging panel of Siemens employees has selected the acquisition piece which will enter the prestigious Siemens corporate collection on display at its corporate headquarters in Bayswater, Victoria.
The gallery is located diagonally opposite Melbourne Central Railway Station and can be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle Tram.
Limited street parking is available.