Artist Danie Mellor has been announced as the recipient of the 2016 Australia Council Fellowship for the Visual Arts.
Mellor’s practice explores ideas connected with landscape, history, post-colonialism and culture. Working across various mediums, he will be exhibiting his work in China, Art Basel Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Paris, New Zealand and Australia.
Worth $80,000 over two years, the Australia Council Fellowships support established artists’ creative activity and professional development across a variety of diverse art forms.
Artists are able to undertake mentorships, residencies, professional development and training (among a range of other activities) over the Fellowship period, which will “enable them to develop, experiment, research and explore new opportunities and approaches in their chosen art form,” said Australia Council Chief Executive Officer Tony Grybowski.
Chosen by a peer panel made up of area practice experts in the specified art form, the Australia Council Fellowships are offered once a year.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellowship recipient will be announced at the National Indigenous Arts Awards on 27 May 2017 with the Red Ochre and Dreaming Awards.