The Gordon Darling Fellowship

The Gordon Darling Fellowship for the study of contemporary Australasian Prints

The National Gallery holds the country's pre-eminent collection of prints from Australia and the Australasian region, encompassing prints, posters and illustrated books.

To celebrate the tenth year of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund at the National Gallery of Australia a Fellowship has been established for the study of contemporary Australasian prints. Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for a research project that will define an aspect of contemporary Australasian printmaking. The proposal will require innovative, original research, which will contribute to Australian art scholarship.

The Gordon Darling Fellowship will provide $8,000 for an applicant to research an agreed area of the National Gallery's Australasian print collection. It is expected that the recipient will review the relevant records on the works of art database and provide corrections and annotations where necessary. Their research will culminate in a substantial essay or paper suitable for publication. This will be published electronically by the National Gallery. The recipient will also participate in the National Gallery's public programs.

The successful applicant will undertake this research for a minimum of 4 months based at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Scholars, irrespective of their current academic status, are encouraged to apply.

Administered by the Department of Australian Prints, National Gallery of Australia


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