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Slater, McCulloch and Maling receive Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships

Writers Rebecca Slater and Scott McCulloch and poet Caitlin Maling are among the 12 recipients of the 2017 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships, worth $50,000 each.

Maling will use the scholarship to ‘explore and further her eco-critical practice’ through residencies and research in Australia and the Taleggio Valley in Italy.

Slater will ‘travel to and research locations in the creation of two major works of fiction: a collection of short fiction exploring Australia’s complex relationship with the sea and a work of long-form fiction’.

McCulloch will travel to Kyiv and Tbilisi for research for ‘a novel set within the post-Soviet space, particularly in Ukraine and the Republic of Georgia’.

The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships were established by John Chisholm Marten, a life-long patron of the arts and literature, to develop the artistic practice of young artists through travel. For the first time this year, the scholarships are being managed by the Australia Council as part of a partnership with philanthropic fund managers Perpetual.

To see the full list of recipients, including those awarded in the fields of architecture, ballet and instrumental music, visit the website here.


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