Reg Rowe Scholarship
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About the scholarship

As a way of encouraging and supporting young people in visual arts and related fields to further their educative and professional endeavours, Southern Highlands artist, the late Reg Rowe, entrusted funds to The Southern Highlands Foundation to be awarded annually to support local young art professionals in their individual career aspirations.

Essentially, this scholarship seeks to be applicable to a broad cross-section of visual arts practitioners to enable further study or provide the means by which young artists may enrich their opportunities.

The scholarship is broad in its possibilities. Hopefully, its recipients will reflect the richness and diversity of Australian visual culture in all its fields. It is anticipated that the scope of this scholarship not be limited to any particular field, but rather awarded on individual merit, to further specific education and career opportunities. Possible areas of application may be further study in Australia or internationally in visual arts related areas; OR, to support an artist hold his or her first exhibition. It is envisaged that the related disciplines of curatorial and museological study and visual arts education be within the scope of the scholarship.


  1. The recipient will be between the ages of 20 and 45 years of age.
  2. The recipient will be undertaking or have completed a tertiary course in visual arts and be seeking to establish a professional career in visual arts practice.
  3. The recipient will have a connection with the Wingecarribee (Southern Highlands) region of NSW.

Application Form


  1. Outline of project proposed to be undertake with the aid of the scholarship (max. 750 words). The applicant must clearly articulate both the aim and the methodology of the particular project for which the scholarship will be used and how it will enhance the applicant’s further education or career.
  2. Carefully articulated plan of the financial outlay necessary to undertake the further study or project. These figures must demonstrate the current costings applicable and be verifiable.
  3. Brief personal and (if appropriate) Professional C.V. The applicant should provide two referees: one personal and one connected with the applicant’s art/academic work. The contact details for each must be provided.
  4. Some images (no more than ten) of the applicant's work. (If appropriate to the application).
  5. Brief outline of connection with the Wingecarribee area. As the aim of The Southern Highlands Foundation is to benefit the Wingecarribee region of the NSW Southern Highlands, the applicant must show a past or present association or connection with that region. This may be, but is not limited to, a familial, residential, or educational connection.

This form is the initial application; selected applicants may be interviewed about their proposal. The successful applicant will be required to report on the application of the funds within 12 months and be prepared to exhibit their work. Applications will be judged by a panel including: Patti Holecek, Peter St.Clare-Groth, Peter Fleming, Mandy Pfeiffer, Michael White and Brian Thornton. The final decision will be made by the Directors of The Southern Highlands Foundation and no correspondence will be entered into.

Due Date

Applications should be received by The Southern Highlands Foundation
PO Box 1811 Bowral NSW 2576
No later than 5:30pm Saturday, 16th October 2016

For more information contact: Michael White 0407 987 336