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Applications are open for the Arts Northern Rivers First Nations Visual Arts Scholarship. Delivered in partnership with the Byron School of Art (BSA), the scholarship will sponsor a First Nations artist to participate in a year-long Visual Arts Foundation Course.

Designed to provide an extensive grounding in the visual arts, students will gain knowledge, skills and experience needed to form an integrated understanding of contemporary visual arts ideas and practices.

Attuned to the needs of individual students, the course is suitable to both emerging artists who wish to establish their practice and established artists who wish to refine or expand. The structured studio program incorporates approaches to a number of disciplines including drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D studies, installation practice, digital media, design principles, colour theory, art history and critical thinking.

Since BSA’s establishment in 2013, the school has become internationally recognised for it’s model of artists teaching artists, providing practical pathways to meet the individual needs of both emerging and established artists.

Intake for this preliminary course does not require previous experience, however examples of artistic ability and evident interest in visual art can be beneficial during the process. The 2021 BSA Visual Arts Foundation course will run for a total of 30 weeks on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at the Byron School of Art in Mullumbimby.

Applications close on Friday the 18th of December. Apply Now!


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