During his lifetime, Dr Harold Schenberg was a great supporter of emerging artists.
His support for promising talent continues through the awarding of an annual arts prize in his name.
His donation to The University of Western Australia included the establishment of a $35,000 Schenberg Art Fellowship to promote and assist up-and-coming artists.
The substantial prize money allows the winner to invest in the development of their practice.
The Schenberg Art Fellowship is awarded to an artist featured in the Hatched National Graduate Exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA).
Of winning the award, Selena said:
"I was surprised and elated to win the Schenberg Art Prize. It is an honour for my work to be selected from the beautifully conceived and executed works of my fellow hatchlings.
My ongoing practice centres on engaging the public in the challenge of climate change and the prize will go towards furthering my research in that area..."