Continued investment in the development of Tasmanian artists

I am delighted to announce that Tasmanian artists will benefit from a range of initiatives that will support the development of our talented local artists.

More than $23,000 has been awarded to six recipients under the Aboriginal Arts Program towards activities that stimulate contemporary, traditional and non-traditional Aboriginal art forms and practice.

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is a strong supporter of Tasmania’s growing cultural and creative sector, and programs like this will help sustain a vibrant industry that supports all artistic endeavours.

Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal artist, Takira Simon-Brown will develop her technical skills under the guidance of a mentor, which will help her create a new body of work for her upcoming solo exhibition in 2019.

Lillian Wheatley, a jeweller based on Flinders Island, will investigate new materials and techniques to develop her contemporary practice. This support will also assist Lillian in researching and accessing new markets.

Additionally, four grants of $10,000 have been awarded as part of the Government’s Youth Arts Strategy that will allow Tasmanian artists to undertake residencies in schools across the State.

We will continue to do everything we can to grow our cultural and creative industries sector, to ensure it continues to thrive and create jobs for Tasmanians.

For a full list of recipients please visit: www.arts.tas.gov.au/funding_decisions

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