State Library Creative Fellows Announced

The State Library of Victoria has announced the recipients of its creative fellowships for 2011.

Recipients of funded fellowships ($12,500 for three months' study) are:

  • Nam Le for research for a novel about 20th century Vietnam
  • Jenny Grigg for an illustrated book on contemporary book design, Cover stories
  • Joanna Drimatis for a book manuscript, Rediscovering hidden treasures: the music of Robert Hughes AM
  • Stephen Banham for book manuscript with the working title, I’ll have what he’s having: finding the voice of Australian graphic design 1930-1970
  • Antoni Jach for an artist’s book, In ruins: Luxor and Thebes past and present
  • Kevin Childs and Emily McCulloch Childs for a book manuscript that tells the scarcely-known stories of Aboriginal resistance leaders, Warriors on the frontier
  • Linden Lyons for a book manuscript, Thomas Denton Clarke: his chess problems and the Melbourne Leader in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Lucy Fahey for an animation on Victoria’s past and present loiterers, A history of loitering.

There are two honorary fellows:

  • Margaret Bowman for a book manuscript, Cultured colonists: George Alexander Gilbert and his family
  • Tony Moore for a documentary script, Marcus Clarke: an unnatural life

All recipients, whether funded or honorary, are allocated space in a private study within the library that they can use at any time. They’re also all assigned a librarian with specialist knowledge of the collection they’re trying to access.