Artspace, Create NSW and the National Art School (NAS) are pleased to announce the finalists for the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship (NSW VAEF): Eddie Abd, Chun Yin Rainbow Chan, Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Joe Wilson and Chanelle Collier, Emily Parsons-Lord, and Genevieve Felix Reynolds.
While Artspace’s home at The Gunnery undergoes redevelopment, this edition of the Fellowship will be presented in partnership with NAS and exhibited at the NAS Gallery in Darlinghurst. NAS Gallery Coordinator, Scott Elliot, will be joining Artspace’s Alexie Glass-Kantor and Elyse Goldfinch to develop the Fellowship exhibition.
Due to the COVID-19 lockdown across NSW, the exhibition of work by the 2021 finalists will be presented in 2022. We look forward to sharing the exhibition at NAS in 2022 and the Fellowship returning to Artspace from 2023.
NSW VAEF has evolved over the past 100 years into a key exhibition for profiling the dynamism and breadth of emerging contemporary artistic practice in NSW. Valued at $30,000, the Fellowship is offered by the NSW Government through Create NSW to enable a visual artist early in their career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.