Emma Fielden named a finalist for NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship

05.09.2017


Image, from left: 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship Finalists with Artspace and Create NSW staff, Create NSW Senior Manager Sector Investment (Arts) Sam Wild, Artspace Deputy Director Michelle Newton and Front of House Coordinator and Curatorial Assistant Lola Pinder, artists Ashleigh Garwood, Louise Zhang, Jason Phu and Emily Parsons-Lord, Artspace Executive Director Alexie Glass-Kantor, Fernando do Campo, Spence Messih, Emma Fielden, Shan Turner-Carroll, Claudia Nicholson, Artspace Curator Talia Linz and Create NSW CEO Michael Brealey. Photo: Maja Baska

Congratulations to Emma Fielden, who was recently named a finalist to be the recipient of the 2017 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship (NSWVAEF). She is shortlisted alongside artists Fernando do Campo, Ashleigh Garwood, Spence Messih, Claudia Nicholson, Emily Parsons-Lord, Jason Phu, Shan Turner-Carroll and Louise Zhang.

Valued at $30,000, this Fellowship is offered by the NSW Government through Create NSW to enable a visual artist at the beginning of their career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. With a 100-year history, the Fellowship is a key exhibition for profiling the dynamism and breadth of emerging contemporary artistic practice in NSW. Now in its 21st year at Artspace, it continues to define new generations of contemporary art practice for both artists and audiences.

Of the nine finalists one artist will be awarded the Fellowship on the opening night of the exhibition, Wednesday 8 November, 2017. We wish Emma every success!