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2017 Matt Clark Scholarship Award & Secondary School Portrait Prize

Monday 20 November 2017

Winner Tilly-Belle Robinson and Nick Ryle from Maidment Development Group next to her winning work.

This year the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship was not awarded due to a low number of applications. On Friday night, the Matt Clark Secondary School Portrait Prize was launched at Umbrella Studio, and the winner was announced by Nick Ryle from Maidment Development Group: Tilly-Belle Robinson. Tilly-Belle created a stunning portrait of American Poet: Maya Angelou using oils on canvas. The trustees would like to thank all participants in the prize, Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, for hosting the event, and our A-List partner: Maidment Development Group for providing the cash prize. Cr Ray Gartrell said the works this year were of a high standard, and invites the public to view the 5 shortlisted works in the Vault Space at Umbrella Studio before the exhibition closes on 17 December 2017.

2017 Matt Clark Scholarship now open: Search on for next talented young artist

Friday 11 August 2017
Michael Clark, Nicole Zicchino and Matthew Gianoulis at the launch of the Matt Clark Scholarship 2017 in Anderson Botanical Gardens.

Michael Clark, Nicole Zicchino and Matthew Gianoulis at the launch of the Matt Clark Scholarship 2017 in Anderson Botanical Gardens.

The search is on for Townsville’s next talented emerging visual artist, with applications now open for the 2017 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship. The Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship was established to remember young Townsville artist Matt Clark, and in keeping with Matt’s desire to travel and broaden his arts experiences the scholarship has been set up to enable a young Townsville based visual artist to travel to art events and exhibitions outside of the region, to engage with professionals and develop their practice.

The scholarship amount of $1000 will be awarded later this year to a budding local artist.

Speaking on behalf of Wingate Properties, Engagement Manager Michael Baker said, “Wingate Properties is proud to be a foundation partner of the Matt Clark Scholarship and to be long-term supporters of Townsville’s arts, culture and sporting community. Matt’s is an inspiring story and his legacy is helping to give talented young artists an opportunity to reach their potential.”

In 2014, local graphic designer and photographer Matthew Gianoulis won the scholarship and was able to attend a leading digital arts conference Analogue Digital.   Matthew has gone on to win the AIPP Queensland Commercial Photographer of the Year for 2017.

Of the experience, Gianoulis stated, “I am really glad I was able to attend the conference, it was very inspiring and helped put a lot of things into perspective. Over the two days I heard from more than 14 presenters including BASIC Agency’s Matthew Faulk (USA), For the People’s Jason Little and Andy Wright (SYD) and street artist MADSTEEZE (USA).

“This opportunity had a big impact on my career and I would encourage any young artist to apply for this scholarship.”

The latest Award recipient, Nicole Zicchino, also found the professional development experience inspiring. The Scholarship funding was used to help her travel to Tasmania for Erfan Daliri’s Conscious Clearing for Creative Artists, attend Art Month in Sydney, and complete an Unlocking Creativity course through The Writer’s Studio. A zine by the artist sharing her experiences is available through the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship Website.   Nicole is currently living, and working in a remote Indigenous Community, in Northern Territory and still holds a strong creative connection with Papua New Guinea.

Glen Maidment, Managing Director of one of the Scholarship’s A-List Partners, Maidment Development Group, said the sponsorship recognised a region brimming with artistic talent.

“Having a look around Townsville, it’s obvious we have a very creative community and strong arts and cultural landscape. Maidment is proud to be an A-List Partner of the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship and provide meaningful opportunities to the next wave of artists in our region, who will undoubtedly enable Townsville to remain a dynamic artistic centre.”

“I’m sure in 10 years time we’ll look back at some of the names who receive the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship and they will have progressed from there to achieve some amazing things in their field,” Mr Maidment continued.

Jonathan McBurnie, Director of Umbrella Studio contemporary arts and a Trustee for the Scholarship, said it improved skills in the Townsville region.

“The Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship is an important capacity building initiative for our local artists, who are provided a rare opportunity to attend professional artistic development programs not only for their own benefit, but also to see those skills and knowledge brought back to their peers in Townsville,” McBurnie stated.

The scholarship is administered by La Luna Youth Arts, and supported by the Clark Family. Donations are always welcome.

Applications for the 2017 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship close at 5pm Saturday 9 October, with the successful recipient to be announced on 27 October, commemorating Matt Clark’s tragic passing.

Talented younger artists can also apply for the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship Secondary School Portrait Prize, which is sponsored by the Maidment Development Group and offers a major prize of $200. This prize will be awarded at the Umbrella Studios in December 2017 with some Secondary School students exhibiting their Portrait works.

 

Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship: 2015 recipient presentation

Friday 23 October 2015

The Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship is proud to announce the 2015 recipient, Nicole Zicchino!

Nicole was selected from a number of talented applicants, and will use the $1000 Scholarship to attend a 4-week creative writing course as part of Sydney Art Month; a development opportunity she will use to enhance the story-telling potential of her photographic practice.

Through her application, Zicchino explained her particular connection to Papua New Guinea and how this development opportunity will have flow on effects.

“Since 2009 I’ve had a strong connection with Papua New Guinea. With my photographic practice, I’ve been able to capture just a small portion of my experiences in PNG. Each time I am on my way home to Townsville, I am planning my next trip, with more ways to help benefit the beautiful family and community of Aitape, a rural town off the mainland’s north coast. My most recent trip has resulted in a concise body of work, although what the images portray sometimes tell less of a story than what I’d hoped,” Zicchino explained.

“In terms of my creative development, I feel that growing skills and confidence in creative writing is a big step towards being able to share and educate others with what I’ve documented in my travels. Being able to write a piece to go along with these images is important to make progress and successfully share my art. Attending Art Month in Sydney would be perfect timing for me as I am planning on a trip back to PNG in the end of 2016, with the intention to work a lot  more closely with the family I stay with and document the work that Michael and Cecilia Mave do for the Youth of Lumi District,” she continued.

In addition to the 4 week creative writing course, Zicchino will use her trip to the Sydney Art Month to attend exhibitions, artist talks, workshops and many other events, which will allow her to engage  with other artists and creative professionals.

The 2015 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship of $1000 was again kindly provided by A-List Partner, Wingate Properties. The result was announced by Councillor Ray Gartrell, a Trustee of the Scholarship, at Pimlico State High School as part of the School’s annual Artscape event. Upon learning of her success, Zicchino explained that she was, “so beyond happy that I have such an incredible opportunity to follow my heart and passion.”

Nicole Zicchino is presented with the 2015 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship

Image: Nicole Zicchino is presented with the 2015 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship

 

Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship: Secondary School Portrait Prize presentation

Thursday 15 October 2015

The inaugural winner of the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship: Secondary School Portrait Prize, Madeline Ottaway, was presented with her winner’s certificate and cheque at school assembly this Wednesday by Councillor Ray Gartrell, and Glen Maidment, Director of A-List Partner Maidment Development Group.

The Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship wishes to again extend its congratulations to Madeline, and thanks The Cathedral School of St Anne and St James for their hospitality in allowing the presentation at the school assembly.

Cr Ray Gartrell, Madeline Ottaway, and Glen Maidment

Image: Councillor Ray Gartrell and Glen Maidment with inaugural winner Madeline Ottaway

 

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Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship: Secondary School Portrait Prize winner announced

Friday 18 September 2015

The inaugural winner of the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship: Secondary School Portrait Prize was announced by Nick Ryle, Marketing Manager for major sponsor Maidment Development Group at a launch celebration on Friday 18 September.

The winner, Madeline Ottaway, was one of 14 finalists selected to have their work displayed at Umbrella Studio contemporary arts in the Stairwell Space. Madeleine receives a $200 cash prize for winning the competition. The exhibition of finalists’ works continues until 1 November 2015.

Speaking on the evening, Mr Ryle said, “this prize was conceived as an extension of the great work already done by the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship in distributing funds each year to an emerging Townsville-based visual artist to take part in a professional development opportunity or attend an arts event outside of the region. The Scholarship of course pays tribute to talented young artist Matt Clark, who tragically was not able to enjoy such opportunities himself.”

“Where the Scholarship provides an opportunity each year for an artist in the 18-30 year age bracket, this new Secondary School Portrait Prize is a celebration of the talents of our school-aged artists. I must say that the 14 works that have been selected as finalists from a total 49 entries are an amazing testament to the talent of the young artists coming through the ranks in our region. I hope this prize continues for many years and acts as encouragement for the participants to continue to follow their passion.”

“Maidment Development Group shares the Scholarship’s interest in providing opportunities for the talented young artists in our region, and jumped at the chance to sponsor this project to see that it could be delivered.”

“Further, we are very proud to confirm our commitment to the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship as an A-List Partner, contributing $5,000 to help ensure the Scholarship can be offered well into the future. Congratulations to our fellow A-List Partners Wingate Properties and bhp Billiton, and I would encourage any other companies out there to come on board to help realise the aim of ensuring the Scholarship’s long-term future,” Ryle concluded.

Madeleine Ottaway's winning work in the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship: Secondary School Portrait Prize 2015

Image: Madeline Ottaway’s winning work in the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship: Secondary School Portrait Prize 2015

Nick Ryle with Matt Clark's family and friends

Image: Nick Ryle with Matt Clark’s family and friends
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Image: Nick Ryle speaks at the launch of the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship: Secondary School Portrait Prize

 

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Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship 2015 Open, Maidment Becomes Third A-List Partner

Friday 18 September 2015

The search is on for Townsville’s next talented emerging visual artist, with applications open for the 2015 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship.

The Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship was established to remember young Townsville artist Matt Clark, and in keeping with Matt’s desire to travel and broaden his arts experiences the scholarship has been set up to enable a young Townsville based visual artist to travel to art events and exhibitions outside of the region, to engage with professionals and develop their practice.

This scholarship – an amount of $1000 – is awarded annually. In 2014, local designer and photographer Matthew Gianoulis was the successful recipient, and attended leading digital arts conference Analogue/Digital.

In a coup upon the opening of this year’s Scholarship applications, the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship have secured a new A-List Partner, Maidment Development Group. Maidment have pledged $5,000 to the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship to help ensure it can be offered to young Townsville artists well into the future. Maidment join Wingate and bhp billiton as A-List Partners.

Managing Director of Maidment Development Group, Glen Maidment, said the sponsorship recognised a region brimming with artistic talent.

“Having a look around Townsville, it’s obvious we have a very creative community and strong arts and cultural landscape. Maidment is proud to become an A-List Partner of the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship and provide meaningful opportunities to the next wave of artists in our region, who will undoubtedly enable Townsville to remain a dynamic artistic centre.”

“I’m sure in 10 years time we’ll look back at some of the names who receive the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship and they will have progressed from there to achieve some amazing things in their field,” Mr Maidment continued.

Councillor Ray Gartrell, a long-time supporter of the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship, said the Scholarship improved skills in the Townsville region.

“The Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship is an important capacity building initiative for our local artists, who are provided a rare opportunity to attend professional artistic development programs not only for their own benefit, but also to see those skills and knowledge brought back to their peers in Townsville,” Cr Gartrell stated.

The scholarship is administered by La Luna Youth Arts, and supported by the Clark Family. Donations are always welcome.

Applications for the 2015 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship close at 5pm Friday 9 October, with the successful recipient to be announced on 27 October, commemorating Matt Clark’s tragic passing.

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Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship Cocktail Function launches Secondary School Portrait Prize

Sunday 17 May 2015

Townsville’s corporate community gathered for a Cocktail Function for a good cause on Wednesday 6 May.

Organised by A-List Partner Wingate Properties and fittingly held at leading gallery Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, the evening served the duel purpose of raising more awareness of the good work done by the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship, and launching the new Secondary School Portrait Prize.

Councillor Ray Gartrell, a Trustee of the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship, said, “we are very proud to announce that the scholarship, with the support of our corporate sponsors, will expand this year to include a of schools based encouragement award.” 

“This will help up-and-coming artists learn that the travelling scholarship is available to them once they turn 18 and we hope this will encourage submissions from more of our talented, young local artists,” Gartrell continued.

The Secondary School Portrait Prize has secured Umbrella Studio as an Exhibition Partner, with finalists’ works set to be displayed from late September to early November. Townsville students interested in applying can learn more about the Secondary School Portrait Prize by clicking here.

The evening featured a display of original artwork by Matt Clark and Matthew Gianoulis. An auction of a stunning photographic work by recent Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship recipient Matthew Gianoulis lit up the event, while Wingate’s Chris Hall spoke passionately about the company’s support of the Scholarship.

Glenn Maidment was one of the numerous Townsville business people in attendance, and the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship would like to offer its profuse thanks to the Maidment Property Group for confirming their support of the Secondary School Portrait Prize.

Councillor Ray Gartrell with Wingate Properties' Chris Hall, and previous Scholarship recipient Matthew Gianoulis with one of his displayed artworks
Image: Councillor Ray Gartrell with Wingate Properties’ Chris Hall, and previous Scholarship recipient Matthew Gianoulis with one of his displayed artworks

 

Matthew Gianoulis congratulates Maidment Development Group's Glenn Maidment on his auction triumph
Image: Matthew Gianoulis congratulates Maidment Development Group’s Glenn Maidment on his auction triumph

 

Matthew Gianoulis' and Matt Clark's artwork on display at the Cocktail Function, with Umbrella Studio exhibition Post Post lining the walls
Image: Matthew Gianoulis’ and Matt Clark’s artwork on display at the Cocktail Function, with Umbrella Studio exhibition Post Post lining the walls

 

Guests gathered for speeches at the Cocktail Function
Image: Guests gathered for speeches at the Cocktail Function

 

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Cannington Mine Helps Young Artists Spread Wings

28 October 2014

BHP Billiton Cannington has become the latest A-List Partner of the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship. Cannington joins Wingate Properties, who launched the A-List Partner program in mid-May.

The Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship committee aims to raise $100,000 with 15 individual $5,000 contributions from the corporate community, to add to the $25,000 already generated from fundraising, to establish the $1,000 scholarship in perpetuity.

The good news of Cannington’s support comes just days out from the presentation of the 2014 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship.

Foundation Trust Chair, Cr Ray Gartrell said the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship was developed by the foundation to honour young artist, Matt Clark, who was just beginning his visual arts career when he tragically died in 2009 at the age of just 20.

“Matt never had the opportunity to travel outside of the region and had booked his first trip away to visit the Brisbane art galleries just before his sudden death,” Cr Gartrell said.

“At the time, he was also frantically saving for a trip to see the 2011 Venice Biennale. A foundation has been established to benefit the career of young Townsville-based artists in Matt’s name.”

“Expanding horizons and being exposed to the arts world is a vital part in the development of young artists and the arts community.”

“Matt had a burning desire to travel and broaden his arts experiences and that’s why the scholarship was established – we want to support local young artists to achieve this in his memory.”

Cannington’s Simone Sheehy said the company was proud to partner with such a worthy cause.

“We are excited to see the opportunities that are provided for young local artists in the short term, but also the huge impact this will have on the recipients’ lives and ongoing artistic careers,” Ms Sheehy said.

“It is our hope that Cannington’s contribution can continue to ensure the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship can exist not just now, but for many years into the future.”

Cr Ray Gartrell said those involved with the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship and broader arts community, “wish to thank its A-List Partners Wingate Properties and BHP Billiton, for their support. We’d also encourage any businesses who would like to support this fantastic cause to make contact and look at part of the A-List Partners program.”

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Townsville Photographer Snaps Up Scholarship

24 October 2014

Matthew Gianoulis has been announced as the 2014 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship at the Pimlico State High School Artscape Awards evening on Friday evening, 24 October.

The Scholarship caps a successful year for photographer Gianoulis, who has recently branched out with his own graphic design business, and was also a finalist in the inaugural Duo Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize.

Gianoulis will receive $1000 to help him travel Sydney to attend the 2015 Semi-Permanent conference. Beginning in Sydney in 2003, the event has developed a reputation as one of the largest creative platforms spreading art and design inspiration. It consists of a conference and side events which include exhibitions, competitions, workshops and parties, and explores the diverse and exciting design world bringing together exceptionally talented artists and designers to speak at the event.

Gianoulis said he was excited to attend the event and expand his knowledge base.

“It’s a week long celebration of all things design. Graphic Design, Film, Art, Illustration, Web Design, Photography, Visual Effects, Animation, Graffiti, Motion Graphics, Stop Motion,” Gianoulis said.

“This event will benefit me as I will be able to listen and see what leaders in my creative industries are doing currently. Not only will it be inspiring to listen to, but it will also be helpful from a business sense as well as expanding my skill sets. I wish to learn as much as possible to be able to grow and progress in my career as a creative artist.”

Councillor Ray Gartrell, the Foundation Trust Chair of the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship, was pleased to see the funding go to such a deserving recipient.

“Matt is obviously a passionate and driven young man, and it’s fantastic that through this Scholarship we can encourage the endeavours of the city’s young creative talent,” Cr Gartrell stated.

“Starting a business is no mean feat, and to do it at such a young age in the creative industries is to be applauded. I’m sure Matthew will learn a lot from attending Semi-Permanent, and we’ll see him continue to do great things in Townsville’s arts scene for years to come.”

Wingate Properties and Councillor Ray Gartrell also sponsored and presented four $100 encouragement awards to Pimlico State High School Year 11 and Year 12 students on at the Artscape Awards. Also announced on the evening, 2015 will see the launch of a new self-portrait prize for senior secondary students. Works can be completed in any media, with the cash prize to be sponsored by Wingate Properties. Stay tuned for more details!

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Image: Councillor Ray Gartrell announces the winner of the 2014 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship at Pimlico State High School’s ArtScape Awards Presentation

 

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Image: Matthew Gianoulis speaks at the Artscape Awards after being presented the 2014 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship

 

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Image: Pimlico State High School Arts teachers and staff, Councillor Ray Gartrell, Scholarship recipient Matthew Gianoulis, Michael and Abbey Clark, Matt Clark’s niece Summer, and Eric Nash at the Artscape Awards

 

2014 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship in the news!

10 July 2014

Great coverage for the opening of the 2014 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship in today’s Townsville Bulletin. Thanks to the Bulletin for the coverage which will go a long way to encouraging young artists to seek out professional development, and also profound thanks to A-List Partner and local artist Matthew Gianoulis for making the opportunity happen.

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2014 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship now open!

9 July 2014

The 2014 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship applications opened today [9th July].  The date marks the birthday of Matt Clark, the young artist who was just beginning his visual arts career when he tragically died in 2009 at the age of just 20.

Established and managed by the Matt Clark Foundation and chaired by Cr Ray Gartrell, the yearly scholarship enables young visual artists to travel to expand their horizons and engage in professional development opportunities outside of the region.

“Matt Clark is the inspiration behind the scholarship and we hope his story encourages our home-grown artists to travel and bring home new ideas,” Mr Gartrell said.

“It’s important for the growth of the local arts community that young talented artists are encouraged to learn and expand their experiences and skill set – this is exactly the objective of the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship.”

The Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship received a boost recently when they secured their first corporate A-List partner with Wingate Properties coming on board with $5000 in funding.

Wingate Properties Development Manager, Chris Hall, said he was hoping the scholarship would attract a lot of quality applications.

“We know there’s a real depth of talent in the local artist community,” Mr Hall said.

“This scholarship has a great story behind it.  Hopefully it will inspire other young artists to explore and expand their horizons and we are very pleased to play a part in helping grow the local arts community.”

2013 winner Gabrielle Bohl recently returned from a trip to Melbourne and Sydney where she attended the Sydney Film Festival and met some of Australia’s best and brightest film directors and actors.

Ms Bohl said that the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship not only equipped her with the means to be able to attend the festival, it also gave her confidence in her own creative abilities.

“It feels great to have someone believe that I have potential to be a success in the field of arts,” Ms Bohl said.

“This journey has provided me with an incredible amount of motivation and hope for the future. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities that have manifested as a result of receiving this award and to Matt Clark, whose talent and dreams of travel inspired this opportunity.”

Townsville’s budding young visual artists, aged 18-30, are encouraged to visit the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship website to apply for the $1,000 scholarship.

Applications for the 2014 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship close at 5pm Friday 3 October, with the successful recipient to be announced on 27 October, commemorating Matt Clark’s tragic passing.

Visit www.mattclarkscholarship.com.au/apply/ to apply.

 

Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship at the 2014 bhp billiton RUN Townsville

1 June 2014

Following Wingate Properties’ sponsorship of the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship, Matt’s parents Abbey and Michael, along with Trustee, Councillor Ray Gartrell, attended the 2014 bhp billiton RUN Townsville event to help raise the Scholarship’s profile. Wingate Properties, who were represented by Chris Hall and Michael Baker, were also a Corporate Partner of the event, which attracted a large crowd and helped to raise an impressive $192,580 for the Children’s Ward at the Townsville Hospital. Congratulations to all involved.

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Image: Matt Clark’s parents, Abbey and Michael, at the 2014 RUN Townsville event

 

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Image: Wingate Properties’ Chris Hall and Michael Baker, with Matt Clark’s father Michael, and Trustee, Councillor Ray Gartrell, at the 2014 RUN Townsville event

 

Wingate Properties launches the A-List Partners program

16 May 2014

Wingate Properties has become the first corporate to commit funding to a scholarship that will help young Townsville artists broaden their horizons for years to come.

The Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship committee aims to raise $100,000 with 15 individual $5,000 contributions from the corporate community, to add to the $25,000 already generated from fund-raising, to establish the $1,000 scholarship in perpetuity.

Foundation Trust Chair, Cr Ray Gartrell said the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship was developed by the foundation to honour young artist, Matt Clark, who was just beginning his visual arts career when he tragically died in 2009 at the age of just 20.

“Matt never had the opportunity to travel outside of the region and had booked his first trip away to visit the Brisbane art galleries just before his sudden death,” Cr Gartrell said.

“At the time, he was also frantically saving for a trip to see the 2011 Venice Biennale. A foundation has been established designed to benefit the career of young Townsville-based artists in Matt’s name.”

“Expanding horizons and being exposed to the arts world is a vital part in the development of young artists and the arts community.”

“Matt had a burning desire to travel and broaden his arts experiences and that’s why the scholarship was established – we want to support local young artists to achieve this in his memory.”

Wingate Properties has come on-board as the first corporate sponsor of the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship with a commitment of $5,000. The foundation committee is calling on the corporate community to match this.

“Wingate Properties have also, very generously, agreed to fund the annual $1,000 scholarship for the next three years meaning we can now focus on achieving our funding target that will enable the scholarship to be self-funding,” Cr Gartrell said.

Wingate Properties Development Manager, Chris Hall, said he was moved by Matt’s story and by the message the scholarship was sending.

“Wingate Properties is proud to be the first corporate supporter of the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship and to be a part of Matt’s legacy,” Mr Hall said.

“We hope the scholarship benefits many young local artists and the arts community in general for a long-time to come.”

Wingate Properties is a respected development firm operating throughout Queensland with landholdings in Rasmussen.

The company are big supporters of the local community sponsoring the Cowboy’s Adopt-a-school program, the Townsville Crocs, the Australia Day Fun Run, the Townsville Hospital Foundation, Rasmussen and Good Shepherd Schools, The Salvation Army, the Upper Ross PCYC and more.

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