Thursday, 13 August 2020
Scenic Rim Arts grant winners announced

Three projects have each won $10,000 grants from the latest round of the Regional Arts Development Fund.

The projects will result in a new sculpture at Wyaralong Dam, a ceramic artwork and dance performance piece.

Councillors at the meeting on Monday took up the recommendations from the Council appointed Arts Reference Group to support the projects which have a total value of more than $100,000.

Kim Williams and the Mununjali Elders put forward a proposal to use the money for the staged filming of the Gullininni Story performance. The project was awarded $10,105 towards the total cost of $46,370.

Larissa Warren proposed to use $10,893 in grant funding to research the back stories of the Tamborine Mountain potters and clay workers and produce a representative new body of ceramic work reflecting those stories. The total budget for her project is $21,131.

The Beaudesert and District Community Arts Projects group proposed to use the $10,000 grant to help fund a $30,000 sculpture for the Wyaralong Sculpture Park. The sculpture is to reflect the theme of ‘Rowers on Wyaralong’. The group plan to commission a sculptor from South East Queensland to do the work.

The Scenic Rim Regional Council awarded almost $74,000 in arts grants in the 2019 - 2020 financial year, however, the funding from the projects in Round 2 won’t be allocated to the recipients until this month.

Of the total, $40,000 comes to Council from Arts Queensland and $33,970 from Council’s budget.

Another sculpture will be added to the Wyaralong Dam Sculpture Park as a result of an RADF grant. One of the works already featured in the park is pictured above.