Current recipients

Our 2014–15 fellows and scholars are researching a range of subjects including Victorian vaudeville, Her Majesty's Theatre, animation, artist books, puppetry and more.

Creative Fellowships

Funded Fellowships

The following recipients have been awarded $12,500 for three months' study:

  • Sue Broadway: Circus and vaudeville in Victoria: history, artists, audiences, venues, events past and present. Performance work and installation.
  • Petr Herel: Monsieur Teste’s library. Artist’s book.
  • Sharon Huebner: Noongar and Koories: interpreting the silences of a colonial archive. Book manuscript.
  • William Kelly: Fellow travellers: an unfolding story. Artist’s book.
  • James Saunders: Research and writing for a television period drama series set in Melbourne in the 1880s to 1890s.
  • Malcolm Turner: Researching the historical, social and artistic background to the centenary of Australian animation. Film essays and documentary.

Learn more about our current Creative Fellows.

Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship

The Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship carries a grant of $10,000, access to a private study within the Library and the opportunity for a residency in La Rochelle in France or the Alliance Française de Melbourne. The recipient is:

  • Inez de Vega: DISORDER!: Lillian Temple-Dumble performing transgression in Australian art.

Learn more about our current Georges Mora Foundation fellow.

Redmond Barry Fellowship

The recipient of the Redmond Barry Fellowship, which carries a grant of $20,000, is:

  • Dr Michael Davis: The Greg Dening papers: using ethnographic history in writing about Aboriginal/European environmental encounters. Article for publication and reading guide.

Learn more about our current Redmond Barry fellow.

Children's Book Fellowship

The Children's Book Fellowship carries a grant of $12,500 and the use of shared space at the Library. The recipient is:

  • Theresa O’Connor: Popuppets! Pop-up books and monster puppets. Community engagement and public performance.

Learn more about our current Children's Book fellow.

Berry Family Fellowship

The recipient of the biennial Berry Family Fellowship, which carries a grant of $12,500 and the use of shared space at the Library, is:

  • Minna Muhlen-Schulte: Crossing enemy lines: German-Australian identity in wartime Victoria. Article for publication and radio program.

Learn more about our current Berry Family fellow.

Centenary of WWI Fellowship

The Centenary of WWI Fellowship carries a grant of $12,500 and the use of shared space at the Library. The recipient is:

  • Jill Jolliffe: Public images of World War I: the myth and the reality. Essay.

Learn more about our current Centenary of WWI fellow.