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News - 7th of May 2021

Schenberg Art Fellowship 2021 Recipient

Schenberg Art Fellowship 2021 Recipient

PICA Announces $50,000 Schenberg Art Fellowship Recipient for 2021.

Exhibition Saturday 8 May – Sunday 11 July
Free entry

The Schenberg Art Fellowship 2021, a cash prize of $50,000, has been awarded to Yul Scarf, a graduate of National Art School, New South Wales for their works HomeBuilder Scheme (new build or renovate) (2020), This Remains 100% Aboriginal Land (2020), and COLONIAL VIRUS (2020). This generous fellowship, made possible by the Dr. Harold Schenberg Bequest, is the most significant award for emerging artists in Australia.

Yul was selected from a pool of 55 of the most promising emerging artists nationally for inclusion in the exhibition, which closes on Sunday 11 July. This is the twelfth year that PICA has worked with the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the UWA Cultural Precinct to present the Schenberg Art Fellowship to one outstanding Hatched artist.

In its 30th year, Hatched features 24 of the most promising artists from Australia’s leading art schools and universities from every state and territory in Australia. Works on display feature a broad range of contemporary practice including installations, audio/sound works, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and media works.

The judges of this year’s Fellowship were Amy Barrett-Lennard, PICA, Sally Quin, Curator, UWA Art Collection, and Patrice Sharkey, Artistic Director ACE Open.

“Yul’s multi-dimensional work draws clever links between
history, contemporary culture and activism in a way that encourages us to question the past and re-imagine our future. Through an expanded use of ceramics, installation and QR codes, the artist takes us on a compelling journey through time and space. The roles of clay and commemoration in Australian colonialism are explored and offered as powerful metaphors, all with gentle humour, intelligence and a sense of solidarity.” they said.

The judges also remarked at the high calibre of works in the 2021 exhibition and highly commended the works of Hannah Foley and Bradley Kickett.

All information about the Hatched National Graduate Show 2021 exhibition including the digital catalogue is here.



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Hatched digital catalogue
Available to download here

Live Performance with Natalie Tso
Saturday 15 May, 2pm – 3pm
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Tuesday 18 May, 4.30pm – 5.30pm
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Hatched Open Studios facilitated by Katherine Wilkinson
Tuesday 18 May, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
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Hatched 2021 After School Special 
Thursday 27 May, 5pm – 8pm
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Image: Yul Scarf, HomeBuilder Scheme (new build or renovate), 2020. Sydney sandstone, convict bricks, television monitor. Photo: Peter Morgan. Image here.