Established in 2014, the Australian Decorative Fine Art Society (ADFAS) Scholarship is granted to applicants who seek to further their practice through Honours study at the Queensland College of Art (QCA). The Award comes as a $2000 stipend for Honours students to support their practice.
2017 recipient Christopher Bambury says he benefited greatly from receiving the ADFAS scholarship.
“It has helped me unlock opportunities to attend conferences and workshops across the world, learning from industry experts that otherwise would have been quite financially difficult to attend.”
Completing his Honours in 2018, Christopher’s research focused on how traditional artistic analogue techniques, such as hand-lettering, can continue to hold a place in the world of brand identity.
“The ADFAS scholarship assisted my participation at Beijing Design Week in China in October 2018. I installed a large-scale typographic augmented reality mural–expanding on the cultural brand of Australia–in the Australia Pavilion in partnership with the Australian Embassy to Beijing.”
“The support I have received from the wonderful people at ADFAS, QCA staff, and my peers, has helped guide me into an area of research I find exciting and has afforded me incredibly unique opportunities as a designer.”
The 2018 ADFAS Scholarship was awarded jointly to Design students Riley Sheehan and Kirsty Gordon, who will begin their Honours studies in 2019.
Under the supervision of experts in your field, studying Honours at QCA will help you to develop advanced levels of studio practice, theory and research; move into employment with significant expertise in your field or progress to further postgraduate study; enhance and grow your creative community and network within your area of expertise.
Applications to study Honours close 30 January 2019. Contact the Honours Program Director, Dr Lorraine Marshalsey for further information.