2014 RECIPIENT: LIAM JAMES

    SEVEN SISTERS: THE SAILING ONES
    10 OCTOBER - 2 NOVEMBER 2015
     

    Liam James is the seventeenth recipient of a $15,000 stipend to support emerging Tasmanian artists.

    He presents us with seven large photographic allegories, dealing with themes of sadness, displacement, nationhood and beauty.

    The images dress up and strip back Australian mythology, questioning the validity of our national identity.

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    Seven Sisters: The Sailing Ones by Liam James

    THE MONA SCHOLARSHIP

    Around twelve years ago, a guy called Patrick thought we should have an art prize for up and coming Tasmanian artists. Patrick had a quiet word with David. David offered $8,000, and the Mona Scholarship was born. Someone else called Jim ran the show for a while. After a couple of years the prize was upped to $12,500, and Lindy got involved. As of 2014, Mona has given seventeen artists $215,000.

    2001: PHAEDRA BROTHERS - Painter
    2002: ANDREW EVANS - Sculptor
    2003: KATHRYN FALUDI BALL - Photographer
    2004: PHILIP MCKAY - Painter
    2005: ALAN YOUNG - Painter
    2007: REBECCA COOTE - Sculptor, glass
    2007: ROB O'CONNOR - Painter
    2008: ALICIA KING - Bio-artist
    2008: JAMES NEWITT - Time Based Media
    2009: SARA WRIGHT - Ceramicist
    2009: JUDITH ABELL - Sculptor
    2010: CATH ROBINSON - Installation/Sound artist
    2010: SONIA HEAP - Installation artist working in dress
    2011: ALYSSA SIMONE - Digital Media
    2012: PIP STAFFORD - Media artist
    2013: RAHNI ALLAN - Multimedia artist

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    The Three Ages of Woman by Sonia Heap
    
Photo © Peter Whyte