The State Library of Victoria has announced the recipients of its creative fellowships for 2011.
Recipients of funded fellowships ($12,500 for three months' study) are:
- Nam Le for research for a novel about 20th century Vietnam
- Jenny Grigg for an illustrated book on contemporary book design, Cover stories
- Joanna Drimatis for a book manuscript, Rediscovering hidden treasures: the music of Robert Hughes AM
- Stephen Banham for book manuscript with the working title, I’ll have what he’s having: finding the voice of Australian graphic design 1930-1970
- Antoni Jach for an artist’s book, In ruins: Luxor and Thebes past and present
- Kevin Childs and Emily McCulloch Childs for a book manuscript that tells the scarcely-known stories of Aboriginal resistance leaders, Warriors on the frontier
- Linden Lyons for a book manuscript, Thomas Denton Clarke: his chess problems and the Melbourne Leader in the 19th and 20th centuries
- Lucy Fahey for an animation on Victoria’s past and present loiterers, A history of loitering.
There are two honorary fellows:
- Margaret Bowman for a book manuscript, Cultured colonists: George Alexander Gilbert and his family
- Tony Moore for a documentary script, Marcus Clarke: an unnatural life
All recipients, whether funded or honorary, are allocated space in a private study within the library that they can use at any time. They’re also all assigned a librarian with specialist knowledge of the collection they’re trying to access.
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