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MEDIA ARTS MENTORSHIPS ANNOUNCED

The careers of four young Australian media artists will be boosted through a pilot mentorship program.

The Australia Council’s visual arts board is pleased to announce four $10,000 grants awarded under a pilot Media Arts Mentorship Program funded by the Federal Government’s Young & Emerging Artists Initiative.

The scheme is designed to encourage creative interaction between emerging and established media artists, and was developed in conjunction with the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), d/Lux/MediaArts, Experimenta and Multimedia Art Asia Pacific (MAAP).

The visual arts board would like to thank the media arts organisations for managing the programs in their various states and congratulate the successful applicants:

Julian Stadon (through ANAT) – will be mentored by Professors Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau, internationally renowned media artists working in the field of interactive computer installation.

Anita Fontaine (through d/Lux) – will be working with mentor Adam Nash to explore architectural possibilities and implied social conventions with virtual worlds.

Kirsten Bradley (through Experimenta) – will work with mentor Fiona Hall to produce interactive site-specific projections exploring nature within the built environment.

David Teh (through MAAP) – fibreculture co-founder will be mentored by Thai curator Gridthiya Gaweewong, advisor to the 2008 Biennale of Sydney.

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