The Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship (RBFVAF) was established in 2005. The RBFVAF aims to support a contemporary visual artist with an identifiable commitment to visual arts excellence. The successful Fellow will have a desire to extend their arts practice to a new level, expand their imagination and make a contribution to the City of Port Phillip through either/all of the following:
- Conduct research and development that increases or expands a professional artist's skills or thinking, particularly towards producing a major artwork or work
- Produce an artwork or artworks that make a significant contribution to the field of contemporary visual art and exhibit within the City of Port Phillip
- Travel or take up a residency that enables the outcomes of any of the other objectives of the Fellowship
- Donate artwork to the Port Phillip City Collection.
The Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship is overseen by a Reference Committee who provide strategic advice, expertise and recommendations to Council on the dispersal of Rupert Bunny Funds according to the VCF-RBF Deed of Trust.
2019 Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship
(best viewed from O’Donnell Gardens, next to Luna Park)