Christopher Dolman winner of the $10,000 Wallara Asset Management Travelling Scholarship


Published Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Every year since 2001, this scholarship is open to third (final) year undergraduate students at the Faculty’s School of Art.
The Faculty of the VCA and Music (VCAM) and Wallara Asset Management has announced that Christopher Dolman has won the prestigious $10 000 Wallara Travelling Scholarship for 2009. Every year since 2001, this scholarship is open to third (final) year undergraduate students at the Faculty’s School of Art.

Christopher Dolman is a Printmaking student. He intends to use the scholarship funds to travel to England, to attend a major retrospective of the artist John Baldessari at the Tate Modern, and to China for the 2010 Biennale in Beijing. Christopher's work is based on ecological and environmental issues. In his application for this award Christopher encapsulated the essence of his proposed travels thus: There is nothing more important in learning how to make one's own work, than studying a master’s, first hand.

The Wallara Travelling Scholarship is an acquisitive award that provides the winner with a unique opportunity for travel to stimulate their work and practice. The winning work is acquired by Wallara Asset Management for its collection. The judges for this year’s award were Peter Wetherall (Managing Director, Wallara Asset Management), Alex Baker (Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria), Su Baker (Head of School of Art, VCAM) and Bala Starr (Curator, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne).

An exhibition of work from all 2009 scholarship finalists will be on show at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery until Friday 4 September. This year’s finalists were Ramona Angelico, Nicole Breedon, Maggie Brown, Jenny Chang, Christopher Dolman, Jack Douglas, Matthew Greaves, Leo Greenfield, Tessa McDonnell, Seijiro Nishioka, Jules Renton, Madeline Sharrock, Dylan Statham, Brooke Williams.

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