Congratulations to Marina Strocchi who has been awarded the 2019 Northern Territory Arts Fellowship
Marina is one of four artists selected to receive the $50,000 Fellowship for 2019, which is awarded to leading Northern Territory based arts professionals by the Northern Territory Government. Now in its second year, the NT Arts Fellowships recognise the outstanding achievements of Fellowship recipients and their contributions to the arts and culture of the Northern Territory. Artists are provided with the support to undertake a sustained period of professional development or research to further their professional arts practice within the Northern Territory, nationally and internationally.
Marina’s project is titled, “Art, Trauma and More Art”. One aspect of her project is professional development in New York, which includes a studio residency for three months and access to all that is on offer in the city. Marina will also be attending two conferences, including the 10th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit and the 50th American Art Therapy Conference in Kansas Missouri. By attending these conferences Marina hopes to widen her knowledge of trauma informed art practices, and learn more about how art practices can assist in overcoming trauma. She has also been invited by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia to present a lecture entitled, “Family Connections: The Rise of Aboriginal Women’s Painting in the Desert,” focusing on a painting project she facilitated from 1994 to 1995 which led to the Kintore women’s inclusion in the Papunya Tula Company.
Upon her return to Australia Marina will exhibit a new body of work, deliver a series of painting workshops in Alice Springs and Nyirripi and present a paper at the 2020 Desert Mob Symposium in Alice Springs.
For more information about the Fellowship, click here.
Image above courtesy of the Northern Territory Government, Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture