2020 Miegunyah Writer’s Fellowship: Call for applications

The 2020 Miegunyah Writer’s Fellowship is part of a large-scale multidisciplinary exhibition project set to open at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in 2022. Grounded in the material held in the Russell and Mab Grimwade Miegunyah Collection, the holdings of Indigenous art in the University Art Collection, and historical and contemporary art, the exhibition (working title Eucalypt) will investigate and explore the eucalyptus; charting our physical and emotional responses to this loaded Australian symbol, which has been ubiquitous across our continent and its diverse environments for thousands of years.

Underlining its multidisciplinary scope, the exhibition project will encompass two residencies for creative practitioners working outside of the visual arts, exploring the theme of eucalyptus.The first of these residencies will take place in the second half of 2020, and will provide an opportunity for a published writer to develop a singular work or portfolio of works that engage the theme of eucalypt, utilising Russell Grimwade’s interest in gums and the Grimwade Collection as a starting point.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 6 December 2019. Further information on the Fellowship and the application process can be found on the Ian Potter Museum of Art's website.

Sir Russell Grimwade [photographer], Eucalyptus Radiata, c.1918. Sir Wilfrid Russell Grimwade Collection. University of Melbourne Archives

Image: Sir Russell Grimwade [photographer], Eucalyptus Radiata, c.1918. Sir Wilfrid Russell Grimwade Collection. University of Melbourne Archives