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).
This year the Schenberg Art Fellowship was judged by director of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) Amy Barrett-Lennard, Ted Snell, Chief Cultural Officer of UWA Cultural Precinct, and executive editor of Artlink magazine Eve Sullivan.
Drawing from her Iranian Baha’i heritage, Elham successfully combined personal narrative with a broader perspective of world history and politics,” the judges said. Becoming a Schenberg Fellow provides an incredible opportunity to expand and deepen the scope of my artistic practice and research.