2017 Scholarships and Grants Announced

The School has commenced the 2017 academic year by supporting outstanding Bachelor of Visual Art and Honours applicants with almost $20,000 in scholarships and grants


The School is also celebrating its largest intake of new degree students to date, with over fifty applicants enrolling in its degree programs for 2017. Entry into the Bachelor of Visual Art [Honours] program was extremely competitive, with applicants from outside and interstate institutions joining graduates of the School’s Bachelor of Visual Art in vying for the available places.

“We are thrilled to have so many new, enthusiastic students at the School,” said Ingrid Kellenbach, CEO, Adelaide Central School of Art. “Exciting chapters are ahead for the visual arts in Adelaide with fresh faces commencing their studies with us, and some familiar faces returning in the Honours program. We look forward to their progress with keen interest.”

The School has again proven its appeal on a national scale, attracting multiple interstate applicants for its degree programs and also for the $2000 Interstate Relocation Grant, which was introduced in 2016.

Tori Mansfield (18, of Kent Town) is the recipient of this inaugural Interstate Relocation Grant. She has moved to Adelaide from Orange, New South Wales, after being accepted to study a Bachelor of Visual Art.

“Coming from Orange, where there is not a lot of activity in the art scene, I was more than ready to get out and meet new people, have new experiences, and pursue what I love,” said Tori. “I have only heard great things about Adelaide and the School, so I was thrilled to hear that they offered a non-academic entry pathway into their BVA.”

“The grant will be an incredible help to me. Having to move so far away from home, it’ll help me to establish myself here in Adelaide and be a helping hand whilst I look for part time work and settle into a routine.”

Maxwell Callaghan (25, of Stirling) is the 2017 recipient of the Bachelor of Visual Art [Honours] Scholarship. Supported by the Arkaba Hotel, the $7500 scholarship will also support his study-related expenses.

“I can now afford the materials I need to sustain my painting practice and am able to expand the resources that help fuel my ideas and practice,” Max says. “The scholarship will allow me a greater sense of financial stability in balancing full time study and living out of home independently for the first time.”

Max completed his Bachelor of Visual Art at the School in 2016 with outstanding results. He was the recipient of the 2016 James Martin Award and the 2016 Board of Governors Award for Excellence Award. His artwork was also selected for the cover of the 2016 Graduate Exhibition Catalogue.

Alycia Bennett (30, of Hope Valley) is the 2017 recipient of an additional Bachelor of Visual Art [Honours] Scholarship. Supported by the School, the $5000 scholarship supports study-related expenses.

“I was overwhelmed and very grateful to hear I had received the scholarship,” Alycia said. “It took a lot of pressure off for this year. Working with technology can get expensive!”

Alycia completed her Bachelor of Visual Art at the School in 2016 with outstanding results and was a co-recipient of the $5000 Major Travel Award (judged by Rachel Kent, Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney).

Pia Gynell-Jorgensen was the 2017 recipient of the $5000 School Leaver Scholarship. Unfortunately, Pia had to withdraw from the Bachelor of Visual Art program due to personal reasons.


image: Alycia Bennett, Pia Gynell-Jorgensen, Tori Mansfield and Maxwell Callaghan