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. In 2022 the City of Port Phillip also invites applications for the Rupert Bunny Foundation Special Project Grants for visual arts projects of up to $10,000 per project
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.
The City of Port Phillip is recognised for its rich cultural diversity and acknowledges that artists play a vital role in sustaining a creative city. The City believes in supporting the development of exceptional artistic thinking and talent.
2022 Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship (RBFVAF)
The City of Port Phillip is pleased to announce that Dr Lisa Anderson is the successful recipient of the 2022 Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship for the proposed project Beguiling: Slow Burn.
Dr Anderson's work will engage with the contemporary issue of climate change through a multi-faceted installation that includes photographic images and video work. Seascape images from the Port Phillip area will be juxtaposed with images of ice landscapes taken by the artist in the Polar regions. A performative work of the artist using smoke elements to create ‘burn’ or ‘scar’ elements within the images will be filmed and presented as part of the outcome.
We congratulate Dr Anderson and look forward to supporting this project over the coming year.