Frances Barrett, Giselle Stanborough and Sally Rees win Katthy Cavaliere Fellowships

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Congratulations to Frances Barrett, Giselle Stanborough and Sally Rees who have each been awarded $100,000 as part of the Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship.

The fellowship also includes the opportunity to realise a major solo project at one of three public institutions: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in Victoria, Carriageworks in NSW, and Mona in Tasmania.

Frances Barrett will stage The future echoes (working title) at ACCA, 4 April to 8 June 2020. Her project will take the form of an audition space that invites audience engagement and ‘active listening.’

Giselle Stanborough will present Cinopticon at Carriageworks, 6 March to 8 June 2020. Stanborough’s immersive installation will continue her preoccupation with performative manifestations of online identity.

Sally Rees will show Crone at Mona, 8 April to 10 August 2020. Rees hopes to recuperate the image of elderly women through animations, prints and actions.

The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship is a one-off initiative in honour of the performance installation artist Katthy Cavaliere (1972-2012).

The fellowship was open to female-identifying artists or collectives working at the intersection of installation and performance art. The judging panel included: director of programs at Carriageworks Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Mona’s founder David Walsh and senior curator Nicole Durling, ACCA’s director Max Delany and senior curator Annika Kristensen.

“[W]e are delighted to announce Frances Barrett, Giselle Stanborough and Sally Rees as the Katthy Cavaliere Fellows. Each are exceptional artists working at the forefront of experimental performance and installation practices, and each presented proposals that are especially fitting of Katthy’s legacy,” said the judges in a joint statement.

“We are now excited to progress this significant new initiative, working with the artist fellows towards three major exhibitions of large-scale and ambitious new work to be presented in the first half of 2020. We commend the Katthy Cavaliere estate for their generous and inspirational support of Australian women artists.”

Art Guide Australia