Cultural Precinct

2015 Dr Harold Schenberg Fellow (Visual Art) - Andrew Styan

Further Information

Schenberg Art Fellowship:

Andrew Styan was awarded the Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize in 2015.

Photo of Andrew Styne with Amy Barrett-Lennard and Nick di Lorenzo

Andrew is pictured with PICA Director Amy Barrett-Lennard and Mr Nick di Lorenzo, a Trustee of Dr Harold Schenberg's Estate.

2015 Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize winner

Name
Andrew Styan
Australian University
University of Newcastle, NSW
Winning work
The Bell Buoy is a kinetic multimedia installation exploring humanity’s impact on climate. A mechanically rotating piece of coal is filmed and projected live in the gallery space creating a surreal live film of a hyper-realistic asteroid looming ever closer.

Artist statement

"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. To date I have worked in isolation from other climate change artists and scientists so I intend to use the prize and the recognition that it attracts to develop connections within these communities, primarily through attending conferences, festivals and workshops covering media arts, art/science interactions, and climate change with the goal of undertaking relevant residencies, collaborations or further study in 2016.

I have a special interest in attending ArtCOP21, the art festival and sustainability conference that coincides with the pivotal UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December this year."