A group of talented artists is set to receive a funding boost from Logan City Council and the State Government.

A debut album, landscape paintings, a video film documentary and a series of digital stories will be funded through the latest grants from the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

RADF is a funding partnership between Logan City Council and the State Government.

Funding of $54,613 will be shared among:

  • Cara Shields – The first nation artist will be mentored by local artist Rachael Lee.

She will learn skills in printmaking and experiment in new ideas.

Cara will be developing works for the Life in the Middle exhibition at Logan Art Gallery next year.   

  • Chrys Zantis – The artist plans to produce a film documentary titled Beneath and Beyond.

This will showcase her art/science collaboration with neuroscientist Associate Professor Marta Garrido.      

  • Briana Dinsdale – The young singer-songwriter will produce her debut modern country album.

She will record it with a backing band at Wheatley Street Productions in Heritage Park.

  • Chloe Wigg – Chloe’s exhibition Natural Resilience will comprise 11 landscape artworks to go on display at Logan Art Gallery.

A public workshop and/or demonstration by the artist is also planned.

  • Adam O’Connor – The Adam O’Connor Trio plan to record 12 original songs for a CD with musicians at Taramalin studios in Kingston.  
  • Ronelle Reid – She will develop 20 artworks under the title Urban Menagerie.

This will be for an exhibition in the Young Peoples Gallery at Logan Art Gallery next year.

  • Laila Bjornsson – The Warp and weft of the forest will feature 10 landscape paintings.

They will capture the effect of light and shadow on the forest floor.       

  • Village Connect Ltd – The #Born2Lead project will feature a series of digital stories.

Professional artists will work with young people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

They will be capturing their stories of migration, settlement and achievement in Logan.

The RADF grants in 2019/20 are supported by $50,979 from Logan City Council and $33,000 from Arts Queensland.

These direct grants are made to professional arts practitioners and arts, culture and heritage organisations.

Logan City Council City Lifestyle Committee Chairperson Councillor Laurie Koranski said the grants supported professional and emerging professional artists in Logan.

“Through these grants and our partnership with the State Government we are nurturing local talent and helping it to further grow and develop,” Cr Koranski said.

“I look forward to seeing these interesting projects come to fruition and the artists’ developing their various skills.”

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the State Government was proud to continue its RADF partnership with local governments with an investment of $2.08 million, through Arts Queensland, for the 2019/20 fund.

“This investment will support the delivery of hundreds of arts experiences and professional development opportunities across the state,” Ms Enoch said.

“Projects funded through RADF provide pathways for learning, contribute to the creation of jobs, foster creativity and boost cultural tourism.”

There are two funding rounds for the RADF program each year.

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