Image: (Left to Right) Roy Ananda, Tamara Baillie, Aaron Schuppan, Angelique Joy, Andrew Purvis Absent: Nancye Turnbull Photograph by Kate Kurucz

Image: (Left to Right) Roy Ananda, Tamara Baillie, Aaron Schuppan, Angelique Joy, Andrew Purvis
Absent: Nancye Turnbull
Photograph by Kate Kurucz

FELTspace Graduate Award

The FELTspace Graduate Award Program is an annual initiative, which provides three outstanding Visual Arts graduates the opportunity to present their work at FELTspace during the highly competitive August period, aligning with the South Australian Living Artists Festival. FELTspace offers this award to a graduate from the Bachelor of Visual Arts degree from each of the South Australian tertiary providers: Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide College of the Arts - Tafe SA and the University of South AustraliaFor a second consecutive year, FELTspace are proud to be supported by Guildhouse in partnership for the 2018 Graduate Award Program.

Encouraging the development of new work, each recipient is allocated one of FELTspace’s three galleries that best suits their practice, and receives mentoring throughout the course of the program from an artist or arts professional of their choice, the FELTspace Committee, Guildhouse, and an industry leader to bring their exhibition to fruition. FELTspace will provide assistance to the individual by way of: covering gallery hire fees, promotion of the exhibition, SALA registration and supplied professional documentation of the exhibition.

FELTspace and Guildhouse are excited to announce the mentorships for this year’s Graduate Award Program:

CRAIG GLASSON + ROY ANANDA
ANGELIQUE JOY + AARON SCHUPPAN
NANCYE TURNBULL + TAMARA BAILLIE

We are pleased to welcome back Andrew Purvis (Exhibitions Curator, Adelaide Central School of Art) as the industry mentor again, for this year’s program.


"We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the esteemed FELTspace through this mentoring program and exhibition opportunity. The Graduate Award provides an extraordinary platform for recent graduates to strengthen their networks and further develop their practices with professional support and guidance. We are committed to nurturing and extending artists to build sustainable careers." — Emma Fey, Executive Director, Guildhouse


Through the Graduate Award Program and associated mentorships, FELTspace aims to provide a supportive platform to assist and advocate for the establishment of emerging, sustainable and experimental practice of promising visual artists in our local arts industry. 


Established in 2008, FELTspace is an artist run organisation supporting, developing and presenting emerging, experimental, and diverse exhibitions and public programs. Encouraging and promoting new work by South Australian visual artists within the gallery, in offsite projects and through involvement in interstate and international projects. 
FELTspace also extends its programming to both national and international artists, curators and writers, allowing further exposure and networking, and engaging South Australia within a broad Australian visual arts sector.

Guildhouse is the leading South Australian organisation supporting and creating connections for South Australian creative practitioners for over 50 years. Our vision is for creative professionals to have sustainable careers and for the contribution they make to our rich cultural environment to be recognised and valued by the community.

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PAST RECIPIENTS

2018

Craig Glasson - Adelaide Central School of Art

Nancye Turnbull - Adelaide College of the Arts - TAFE SA

Angelique Joy - University of South Australia

2017

Kate O'Boyle - Adelaide Central School of Art

Danny Vines - Adelaide College of the Arts - TAFE SA

Eduard Helmbold - University of South Australia

2016

Kelly Reynolds - Adelaide Central School of Art

Natalie Penney - Adelaide College of the Arts - TAFE SA

Sophie Corso - University of South Australia

Co-Directors present award at Adelaide Central School of Art award ceremony. L-R: Rachel Kent (Curator MCA), Jenna Pippett (Co-Director), Kelly Reynolds & Luke Wilcox (Co-Director)

Co-Directors present award at Adelaide Central School of Art award ceremony. L-R: Rachel Kent (Curator MCA), Jenna Pippett (Co-Director), Kelly Reynolds & Luke Wilcox (Co-Director)