National Sports Museum Basil Sellers Creative Arts Fellowship
Well-known philanthropist and sports fan, Basil Sellers AM has launched the $50,000 National Sports Museum Basil Sellers Creative Arts Fellowship.
The purpose of the fellowship is to support an outstanding artist to produce new artwork relating to sport or sports heritage.
Fellows are given a broad scope to create their artwork – in any medium, and relating to the MCG, National Sports Museum, Melbourne Cricket Club or the rich history of sport in Australia.
The fellowship is awarded every two years, and fellows are selected from the shortlisted candidates for the Basil Sellers Art Prize.
Fellows are chosen by a panel comprising representatives of the Melbourne Cricket Club, National Sports Museum, MCG Trust and from the visual arts sector.
The fellowship promotes an increase in public and community awareness of Australia’s sporting heritage.
Fellows engage with the National Sports Museum’s broad network of partners in the fields of sport and sports heritage.
Kate Daw and Stewart Russell 2008
Ponch Hawkes 2010
Louise Hearman 2012
Khaled Sabsabi 2014