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 byAmy Barrett-Lennard, Director, PICA, Ted Snell, Director, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, and Chad Creighton, CEO, Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA.
"The paired video works were incredibly absorbing, drawing the viewer into their spell, encouraging us all to reflect on the artist’s family history, which foregrounds universal themes of ageing, empathy and recognition. It is an accomplished work that welds together music and the visual arts in a seamless amalgam," the judges said.