Kingstons creative community receives a $21,000 boost from Council
25 July 2017
Six local artists will share in $21,491 to help develop a range of original works – including art and poem exhibitions, a public mural, dances and performances, and a roving show that has been specifically designed for elderly residents.
Kingston Mayor David Eden said he was delighted to support the innovative and diverse range of artists and art organisations who enrich the community.
“These grassroots artists contribute immensely to the Kingston community, and Council is proud to support their projects,” Cr Eden said.
Grants are provided in four categories: Community Grants (up to $3, 000), Youth Arts Internship (up to $3,000), Arts and Cultural Tourism (up to $5,000) and Sharing Cultures (up to $5,000).
The 2017 Kingston Arts Grants will support:
- an exhibition, community art workshop, and public talk at Kingston Art Centre’s G2 gallery based on local artist Candice McGraw’s residency at Monash Medical Centre’s Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) ($2,691)
- artist/curator team Bailer and Georgia Rouette, who will create a large mural for the Pompeii Bridge underpass in Morialloc ($5,000)
- VCA performing arts student, Isabelle Beauverd, who will produce and present a contemporary dance work at Shirley Burke Theatre ($5,000)
- producer Nic Clark, who will deliver six public performances of an adaptation of Paul Jennings’ popular children’s novel, The Gizmo, as well as two theatre workshops for young people during the school holidays ($5,000)
- Marisa Fazio to create a Haiku poem project called Kingston Lovers, which will be displayed at 10 cafes across the neighbourhood ($800)
- Parkdale-based playwright Kieran Carroll, who will present the play Dahling! It’s the Jeanne Little Show, to elderly audiences throughout Kingston’s aged care facilities.