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Goulburn MP Pru Goward has welcomed the announcement of a prestigious fellowship to a local artist.

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin announced that Wingello artist Rowan Conroy would receive one of three $50,000 Create NSW (Priority) Regional Arts Fellowships.

“I am delighted that Rowan Conroy has received this generous boost to his artistic development,” Ms Goward said.

“This fellowship grant will contribute enormously to the Goulburn region, and I hope it will inspire other artists to further develop their careers.”

Mr Harwin announced the fellowship at Artstate Lismore on Saturday night.

“I am delighted to be able to offer Rowan Conroy this opportunity to further develop his career,” Mr Harwin said.

‘’As well as providing even more great art for NSW, I know that his intended program of development will prove a great inspiration to many other artists.

“The work of Rowan and the other Fellowship recipients contribute a great deal to the combined strength of arts and culture across the state.”

The three fellowships are part of a suite of 13 fellowships announced this year under the Create NSW Artform and Priority Fellowships that share over half a million dollars in funding for artistic, personal and professional development.
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Rowan Conroy is based in Wingello in the Southern Highlands. He is a visual artist and lecturer in Photography at the Australian National University. In 2012, Conroy was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney for his thesis, Archaeologies of the Present: Rephotographing the William John Woodhouse Photographic Archive, a rephotography project undertaken in Greece revisiting well-known and obscure archaeological sites and urban environments. In 2013, the Australian Centre for Photography exhibited a major retrospective of Conroy's PhD research, The Woodhouse Rephotography Project. Conroy has been the recipient of numerous competitive grants and his artworks are regularly shortlisted for nationally significant art prizes. He has exhibited extensively and his works are held in public and private collections in Australia and internationally.


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