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New funding unearths Logan talent

Published: 6 July 2018

New funding unearths Logan talent

Large scale artworks, an original musical and a short animated film will all be produced from the latest Logan recipients of funding through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said funding had been allocated for seven different projects in the latest RADF round.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Logan City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, is contributing $2.08 million to the 2017-18 RADF partnership across 59 councils state-wide.

The successful recipients for this round are:
* Miriam Innes -To develop a large-scale, detailed panoramic charcoal drawing installation of New York City that wraps 360 degrees around the viewer and creates immersive experience for the Logan and wider community.

* Mary Elizabeth Barron - To develop and make installations of large-scale, handmade, bobbin lace from recycled materials for an exhibition that will also include video, artist talks, workshops and demonstrations.

* Nicola Hooper - To develop artworks to add to a major exhibition Zoonoses, including the creation and installation of new works and contribution to framing costs.

* Caitlin Franzmann and Man Cheung - To develop an exhibition that celebrates the diverse stories of locals involved in the conservation of Berrinba Wetlands, along with a series of events offering local residents an opportunity to creatively connect with the region’s natural environment.

* Good News Company - To produce an original musical by Alabaster Theatre called Mosaic the Musical. This musical has been written, composed and developed by local artists to be produced and performed in December 2018.

* Merri Randell - To support two Logan artistic filmmakers, Chris Denaro and Merri Randell, to complete the production of a short animated film about the adventures of a fiddler crab from Logan.

* Rebecca Laughton - To undertake a period of mentorship and professional development to guide the project management and promotion of an EP.

Cr Swenson said it was interesting to see the range of different projects which would be produced by the latest group of successful RADF recipients.

“RADF funding gives local arts workers a chance to be able to further develop their project or event,” he said.

“It supports professional and emerging professional artists and arts workers by allowing them to practice their art.”

Arts professionals from all art forms including dance, music, design, museum and cultural heritage, new media, visual arts, writing and theatre are encouraged to apply for RADF funding.

It provides opportunities for artists and arts practitioners based in Logan the opportunity to develop their careers through project based funding in the categories of skills development, cultural tourism/creative projects and regional partnerships.