|2005 RSA ALASTAIR SALVESEN SCHOLAR ANNOUNCED|
With the £10,000 scholarship money, Eoghann proposes to travel to the distant shores of the Atlantic, to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada and to Iceland! As a Gaelic learner and speaker, he is fascinated how the language can unlock the history and meaning of places, and intends to visit the Gaels in Cape Breton to see the legacy and tradition there. Eoghannís recent paintings are inspired by the coasts of Europe, particularly from locations on the West of Scotland and Ireland, and take direct reference from the landscape and environment. This 3-6 month scholarship will enable him to further his interests in cultural and coastal life, collecting rich source material and creating memorable new experiences!
Eoghann was born in Inverness and gained a First Class Honours Degree in Drawing and Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee in 1992. Since then he has completed a Masters of European Fine Art at the Winchester School of Art in Barcelona and has spent time travelling through the Baltic States. Eoghann has exhibited widely throughout Scotland, as well as in Barcelona, Estonia and Hungary. Since 2003 he has also held a number of teaching posts as a school art facilitator.
Now in its 17th year, The Alastair Salvesen Art Scholarship, offered in association with the Royal Scottish Academy, is the largest independent art scholarship openly available in Scotland, with £10,000 going to the applicant whose portfolio of work and proposed travel plans are considered to be the best by the judging panel. The Scholarship is complimented by a one-person show at the Royal Scottish Academy the following year.
The Alastair Salvesen Art Scholarship is a major initiative intended to encourage and assist young painters who have already made the transition from college to professional practice. This travelling scholarship enables the artist to take a journey of discovery to find new experiences, new challenges and new resource material. Alastair Salvesen, from Pathhead, Midlothian, is one of Scotlandís foremost art benefactors and has offered the travel scholarship to artists since 1989.
Details on how to apply for the 2006 RSA Alastair Salvesen Scholarship will be available from our website later in the year. For more information please contact Pauline Costigane 0131 225 6671 email@example.com
Web Link: http://www.royalscottishacademy.org/pages/scholarships_detail.asp?id=22
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