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2019 Samstag Scholars
The University of South Australia is thrilled to announce
Elyas Alavi (SA) and Georgia Saxelby (NSW) as the recipients of the 2019 Samstag Scholarships!
Elyas Alavi is a cross-disciplinary artist and poet based in Adelaide. His multifaceted art practice is driven by ideas of social justice, memory, displacement and exile. Born in Afghanistan, Alavi lived for many years in Iran following an intensification of war in his homeland, arriving in Australia in 2007 as a refugee.
‘A lyrical poetic sensibility weaves throughout Elyas Alavi’s diverse practices’, writes Canberra-based curator and arts writer Virginia Rigney. ‘His works tantalise with suggestion in a transcultural dialogue that resists conventional boundaries of place and identity. Alavi may be safe in Australia now, but his work is conceptually unflinching.’ Read on.
Georgia Saxelby is an interdisciplinary artist living and working between Sydney and the United States. Her participatory practice engages with issues of public social space, collective ritual behaviour and notions of sacred space in both ancient and contemporary cultures.
‘An urgent curiosity propels Georgia Saxelby to make art of our time.’ Rigney continues, ‘with the Samstag Scholarship, Saxelby plans to return to the United States and continue to study, research and make work of these extraordinary times’. Read on.
Samstag Alumni by Scholar
Elyas Alavi | Georgia Saxelby
Julian Day | Sasha Grbich
Jacqueline Felstead | Zoe Kirkwood
Sarah Duyshart | Derek Sargent
James L. Marshall | Hong An James Nguyen
Madison Bycroft | Linda Tegg
Christian Lock | Ms&Mr | Alex Martinis Roe | Soda_Jerk
Marco Fusinato | Monte Masi | James Newitt | Jackson Slattery
Benjamin Armstrong | Christian Capurro | Bridget Currie | Alex Kershaw
Alex Lawler | Michelle Nikou
No 2009 Samstag Scholarships were awarded
Tracy Cornish | Hayden Fowler | Giles Ryder | Simon Terrill | Joshua Webb
Anthea Behm | Sarah CrowEST | Kirra Jamison | Paul Knight | Jess MacNeil | Nick Mangan
Christine Aerfeldt | Andrew Best | Pia Borg | Claudia Chaseling | Sean Cordeiro & Claire Healy
Mikala Dwyer | Michael Graeve | Michael Kutschbach | Viveka Marksjo | Edward Wright | Jemima Wyman
Guy Benfield | Louisa Bufardeci | Julie Henderson | TV Moore | Simone Slee | Tim Sterling
Rebecca Ann Hobbs | Anke Kindle | Maria Kontis | John Meade | Callum Morton | Simon Pericich | Samantha Small
Renato Colangelo | Sarah Elson | Mathieu Gallois | Annie Hogan | Timothy Horn | Astra Howard | Darren Siwes | Daniel von Sturmer
Christine Collins | Shaun Gladwell | Glenys Hodgeman | Anne Kay | Fassih Keiso | Linda Marrinon | Archie Moore | Rea | John Spiteri | Paul White
John Harris | Karoly Keseru | Marco Masci | David Ralph | Elvis Richardson | Sally-Ann Rowland | Troy Ruffels | Paula Wong
Peter Alwast | Stephen Bram | Kristian Burford | Nicholas Folland | Paul Hoban | Hanh Ngo | Deborah Paauwe | Matthew Warren
Craige Andrae | John Derrick | Christopher Howlett | Shaun Kirby | Anne Walton
Zhong Chen | Rozalind Drummond | Julie Gough | Steven Holland | Lyndal Jefferies
John Kelly | John R. Neeson | Nike Savvas | Kathy Temin | Angela Valamanesh
Mehmet Adil | Marika Borlase | Catherine Brennan | Kate Daw | Ruth Fazakerley | Susan Fereday | Matthys Gerber | Marcia Lochhead | Sue Saxon | Lucy Turner | Megan Walch
Lynne Barwick | Michele Beevors | Matthew Calvert | ADS Donaldson | Sarah Lindner | Anne Ooms | Robyn Stacey | Carl Sutherland | Paul Uhlmann | Anne Wallace
Shane Carn | Robert Cleworth | Sally Cox | Mark Hislop | Jacqueline Hocking | Nigel Jamieson | Ruth McDougall | Sally Mannall | Ruth Marshall | Roger Noakes