The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Carriageworks and Mona (Museum of Old and New Art) today announced Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship, a major new artist fellowship in the name of Italian born Australian artist Katthy Cavaliere (1972-2012). The fellowship, made possible with funds from Cavaliere’s Estate in partnership with three arts institutions, is valued at $300,000 in total and will be granted to three female-identifying Australian artists working at the nexus of performance and installation.

Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship will provide three grants of $100,000 awarded to three artists or collectives for the purpose of realising an ambitious new work. The three artists will be chosen by a selection panel, comprised of the presenting institutions’ leadership and curatorial teams. In 2020 Suspended Moment will be a cross-institutional presentation with each partnering institution presenting one of the three commissions and accompanied by a publication.

Expressions of interest open today and close on 17 December 2018, with fellowships awarded in 2019 to be followed by three individual exhibitions in 2020 to be presented at ACCA, Carriageworks and Mona.

Selection criteria for the fellowship are for female-identifying artists working across visual media including performance and installation and an Australian citizen or resident. Any stage of practice is eligible from early career to established.

Applicants who meet the selection criteria are invited to submit a one-page proposal outlining an ambitious project, which includes the form the work is likely to take, an outline of the subject, themes and ideas, as well as details of artistic and technical collaborators.

Carriageworks Director Lisa Havilah said, “This important fellowship illustrates our ongoing commitment to realising ambitious and site responsive installation projects by Australian artists and to supporting those artists’ visions. Carriageworks is excited to be working with our partners ACCA and Mona to deliver this substantial opportunity.”

ACCA Artistic Director/CEO, Max Delany said, “ACCA is delighted to collaborate with Carriageworks and Mona on the development of major new commissions focussing in the intersection of installation and performance art. The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship is a significant new initiative consolidating our respective organisations’ commitment to supporting artists and ambitious, experimental practice.”

Co-Director of Exhibitions and Collections and Senior Curator Nicole Durling said, “Mona was honoured to exhibit Katthy Cavaliere’s work in 2015-16 with the beautiful and moving exhibition Loved. Katthy’s legacy continues with this significant fellowship. The opportunity to partner with Carriageworks and ACCA is an exciting collaboration of our unified commitment to supporting artists and the creation of innovative new work.”

Applications for the Fellowship close on Monday 17 December 2018. Information about how to submit can be found at

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