The fourth round of Production and Commissioning Fund recipients are listed below. All figures exclude GST.

10 May 2017

Australian War Memorial: Reciprocal artist residency: Shared experience of the Korean War ($60,000)

This project is a reciprocal artist residency in commemoration of Australian and Korean participation in the Korean War. One Australian and one Korean artist will be selected for commission and to undertake a residency with the partner institution in the other country. The artists will be asked to produce a new work (or body of work, depending on their practice) that interprets the shared experience of both Australia and Korea, while exploring the contemporary legacy and resonance of this history. While the residencies would primarily be based at the partner institutions, they would incorporate other research locations as well. The residencies would be staggered so as to enable the artists to meet and undertake some hosting role in their respective country. This would facilitate both artistic research and the building of genuine international professional networks that will extend beyond the life of this particular project. All aspects of the project will be managed in partnership with the peer institution.

Australian War Memorial: Reciprocal artist residency: Australia and Singapore’s shared military history ($60,000)

This project is a reciprocal artist residency in commemoration of Australia and Singaporean participation in World War Two (WW2), and to mark the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore in 2017. One Australian and one Singaporean artist will be selected for commission and to undertake a residency with the partner institution in the other country. The artists will be asked to produce a new work (or body of work, depending on their practice) that interprets the shared experience of both Australia and Singapore, while exploring the contemporary legacy and resonance of this history. While the residencies would primarily be based at the partner institutions, they would incorporate other research locations as well. The residencies would be staggered so as to enable the artists to meet and undertake some hosting role in their respective country. This would facilitate both artistic research and the building of genuine international professional networks that will extend beyond the life of this particular project. All aspects of the project will be managed in partnership with the peer institution.

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Pty Ltd: TSO FS Kelly Orchestral Works CD 2018 ($29,611)

The project will deliver an orchestral recording on ABC Classics of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and vocal soloist performing eight works of the Australian-British composer Lieutenant-Commander Frederick Septimus Kelly. Each of the works was composed during Kelly’s Royal Naval deployments to Gallipoli and the Somme, where he was killed in action on 13 November 1916.

Australian Tapestry Workshop: Sir John Monash Centre Tapestry ($89,860)

The projects seeks to design and produce a major tapestry for display in the Sir John Monash Centre (SJMC), currently under construction near Villers-Bretonneux, France. The SJMC is intended to provide a lasting legacy from the Centenary of Anzac commemorations. The tapestry (2.6x5.6m) will be prominently located in the foyer of the SJMC and will form an integral part of the foyer in perpetuity. The tapestry will be woven at the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) in South Melbourne.

Creative Clunes Inc: Fighting for Peace – the Anzacs revisited: a century of spirit and sacrifice ($46,165)

An exhibition and associated publication will be launched during the 2018 International Organisation of Booktowns Conference taking place in Clunes. The project aims to generate appreciation of, engagement with and discussion about the notions of spirit, mateship, sacrifice, freedom and fairness that have been inextricably linked to the concept of the Anzac. Working with ‘Booktowns’ around the world, an exhibition of artefacts and stories will highlight the moments that shaped countries during WW1.

Kylie McRae: War.PTSD ($20,000)            

War.PTSD is a performance and online project investigating Australia’s engagement with war and the effects on those it touches, with particular focus on the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Audiences gather in a room that echoes a contemporary military base mess hall for a 90-minute performance which immerses them in the sensory stimulation and alertness of travelling to a new land.

Museum of Chinese Australian History: Chinese ANZAC’s Travelling Exhibition ($27,975)

The travelling exhibition commemorates the service of Chinese-Australians during the First World War, the first exhibition in the world that solely explores the service and sacrifice of the almost 200 Chinese Australian First World War soldiers.