Griffith alumni have received more than $150,000 in grants in the Queensland Arts Showcase Program to deliver a host of creative and visual arts projects.
Former Queensland Conservatorium artists-in-residence, Topology, featuring alumni John Babbage, Christa Powell and Bernard Hoey, received $30,000 for a series of workshops, creative bootcamps and live performances at Bundaberg’s Milbi Festival.
The Lisa Gasteen National Opera School, based at the Queensland Conservatorium, has received $60,000 to run a four-week intensive coaching program culminating in a semi-staged production of Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor by Otto Niolai. The school is run by acclaimed Queensland Conservatorium opera alumnus and Professor of Practice Lisa Gasteen. It offers developing professional Australian singers the chance to work with the world’s best conductors, teachers and coaches.
Queensland College of Art (QCA) alumnus Eric Bridgeman received $49,750 to create new work and build residential structures on Cockatoo Island for the Biennale of Sydney in 2020. Eric will collaborate with family members from Papua New Guinea’s Yuri Alaiku as part of a project based between Australia and the Jiwaka Province of PNG.
Fellow QCA graduate Warraba Weatherall received $20,695 to develop two separate exhibitions, Documents and The Revolution. The acclaimed installation and street artist will use sculpture, film and performance art to explore how archival material influences cultural identities.
This round of Queensland Government funding is worth more than $620,000 but the program has invested more than $12.94 million to support more than 380 arts and cultural projects across the state since September 2015.
For more information about the program, visit www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/funding/organisations/arts-showcase