The Fellowship offers support for creative practioners and artists to develop new work creatively using or inspired by our collections.
Dr Carolyn Young
Re-imagining Australian Mammals: Past and Present
The Friends of the National Library Creative Arts Fellowship has been awarded to artist Dr Carolyn Young who uses photography ‘to re-think, re-imagine the human place in nature’. Carolyn will research sources including John Gould’s Mammals of Australia to make new art focusing on endangered species in grassy woodlands. Carolyn has a PhD in photography, an Honours degree in Natural Resources and previously worked as an environmental scientist. She won the Pat Corrigan Acquisitive Award, Centre for Contemporary Photography 2016. Her photography is also held in the collections of Parliament House, the ANU, and the Murray Darling Basin Authority.
FRAGRANCE: A theatre script-in-development, a psychological thriller on the sexual and cultural politics of the art world.
The Friends of the National Library Creative Arts Fellowship has been awarded to playwright Timothy Daly. Timothy Daly is one of Australia’s most internationally-produced playwrights, with a string of national and international productions to his credit and featuring leading companies and actors, including Geoffrey Rush in The Don’s Last Innings, Cate Blanchett in Kafka Dances, and Jacki Weaver in Derrida in Love. Kafka Dances has won over a dozen national and international awards since its première and is the most internationally-performed Australian play of all time. At the Library Timothy will develop a new play drawn from the personal papers of creative artists, art dealers and entrepreneurs.
Research and development of a verbatim theatre play using oral historian Hazel de Berg’s interviews with Australian feminist women
Discovering ‘The Desolate Kingdom’: exploring the imaginary cultural space of Nigel Butterley’s ‘lost opera’