Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ponch Hawkes wins the Basil Sellers Fellowship

The National Sports Museum (NSM) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is thrilled to announce Melbourne artist Ponch Hawkes as the winner of the biennial NSM Basil Sellers Creative Arts Fellowship 2011 – 2012.

The Fellowship, which began in 2009 and is awarded biennially funds the presence of contemporary art practice within the NSM and the MCG.

The initiative is supported by well known philanthropist and sports fan, Basil Sellers, through a financial contribution of $250,000 (to fund five, two-year cycles at $50,000 each) and his personal passion for bringing art and sport together.

The image is from Ponch's recent MGA exhibition More seeing is not understanding.

Untitled IV from the series Seeing is not understanding 2009
archival pigment print on cotton paper
courtesy of the artist and Chrysalis Gallery

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