Matthew Jones wins FSCLAP scholarship…

The coastal arts heavies gathered at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery on Friday for the announcement of the winner of the Far South Coast Living Artist Project scholarship…drum roll…Matthew Jones.

A popular choice by all accounts, though of course all of the short-listed artists were well in the running. So Matt now certainly has his work cut out  – given that he already has a two-man show coming up at the BVRG in February (with glassie Bernadette Foster.) Mind you, he’s an incredibly focused, organised and prolific maker so he no doubt relishes the looming workload.

Matthew and Karen, post the announcement.

Gelati break…

The Gang was in Bermagui yesterday for the final stage of the FSCLAP’sholarship process; interviewing the short-listed finalists.

(above) Karen, Andy, Helen and the pups succumb to the siren song of the Gelati Clinic.

Anyhoo, it was a very interesting day.

The winner will be announced at a special lunchtime event (12 noon) at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery on Friday 23rd of July.