The Stephen Procter Fellowship
The Stephen Procter Fellowship was established in 2001 in memory of Stephen Procter, Head of the Glass Workshop at The Australian National University 1993–2000. The aim of the Fellowship is to assist Australian and international artists working in glass to work/study abroad. Travel and the experience of other cultures were very important to Stephen and this Fellowship is intended to be a significant and exciting link between glass communities around the world.
Each year the Fellowship provides $5,000 (AUD) towards travel and a residency (4 to 8 weeks) within the glass workshop at ANU to an artist working with glass. The fellowship aims to support artists with working or educational opportunities significant to their artistic practice.
In 2015 this money will be made available for an artist based in Australia to travel overseas and undertake a residency in the Glass Workshop at the Australian National University in Canberra upon their return.
The fellowship needs to start in 2015, and ideally be completed the same year. See the application instructions for further details.
To date, 12 fellowships have been awarded:
2003 Blanche Tilden travelled to Seattle, USA to work with James Minson and study at Pilchuck Glass School.
2004 Harumi Yukutake from Toyama, Japan was the first international recipient of the award to travel to Australia for a residency in the Glass Workshop. Harumi completed a permanent installation on the ANU site.
2005 Alexandra Chambers travelled to Pilchuck Glass School, USA to work and study with artist Scott Benefield.
2006 Mark Zirpel from Seattle completed a two month residency in Canberra and travelled to other educational venues in Australia.
2007 Brenden Scott French was an artist in residence at Northlands, Scotland, and returned to Canberra for a residency and solo exhibition at the newly opened Canberra Glassworks.
2008 Rebecca Chernow travelled to Canberra from Seattle (USA) for a two-month residency. While in Australia, she also visited Sydney College of the Arts and the Jam Factory in Adelaide.
2009 Deirdre Feeney travelled to Paris to conduct research based on early 20th Century Cinemas. After her travels Feeney was artist in residence in the Glass Workshop at the ANU.
2010 Matt Szosz came from Providence, USA to spend eight weeks in the Glass Workshop working with the students and developing new work. He also travelled to Sydney College of the Arts, Uni SA and the Jam Factory.
2011 Mel George travelled to Istanbul, Venice and Ravenna to study and research their mosaic masterworks. On her return she was artist in residence for a month in the Glass Workshop at the ANU.
2012 Amber Cowan from the USA undertook a two month residency in the Glass Workshop at the ANU.
2013 Patricia Roan traveled to Lybster Scotland and Skagafjordur in Iceland, to spend time in remote landscapes and develop ideas for time based installation works. On her return Roan will undertake a residency in the Glass Workshop at the ANU
2014 Jeff Zimmer is a Scottish based, American born artist who will develop his work at the ANU exploring the concepts of ambiguity, disconnect between actions and consequence and notions of borders and separation.