14 December 2015
Ballarat artist Josh Muir has once again received recognition for his talent and been awarded a year-long residency at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).
The award is part of the Hutchinson Indigenous Residency Program. The program was created to enable indigenous artists to undertake significant projects of their choice. It affords recipients time away from their usual environment and obligations to explore ideas and develop new skills.
Josh will receive a grant of $40, 000 and up to $ 5,000 materials, as well as having access to a range of specialist resources at VCA.
Josh is well known for his digital, hip hop, street art style and some of his previous awards include:
- The National Youth Award at the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in Darwin for Buninyong, which was inspired by a town located 11 kilometres outside of Ballarat.
- The People's Choice Award at the 2014 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards for a work titled Heavens Gates