The Yulgilbar Fellowship
The Yulgilbar Fellowship is a funding opportunity for artists or artist groups to travel and develop their professional artistic practice.
Recipient of the 2017 Yulgilbar Fellowship
CLARENCE Valley artist Julie Hutchings has been awarded the 2017 Yulgilbar Travelling Fellowship and plans to travel to France next year to conduct artistic research and develop a body of work relating to Australia’s Indigenous Diggers.
Supported and initiated by the Yulgilbar Foundation and the Grafton Regional Gallery, the Yulgilbar Fellowship was on offer for Clarence Valley artists to travel and develop their professional practice using funds of $11,000.
Julie will travel to France to coincide with ANZAC Day next year and will visit a number of significant memorials and historical sites relating to Australia’s involvement in World War I and the Diggers who lost their lives, including Aboriginal Australian soldiers.
As well as being for professional development, this journey has personal significance for Julie as two of her great uncles lost their lives on the Western Front, including one who was the first Aboriginal soldier recorded to have lost his life in the battle at Villers-Bretonneux.