The Windmill Trust together with the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)are pleased to announce that Duke Albada is this year’s recipient of the 19th annual Windmill Trust Scholarship for NSW Regional Artists of $5,000.
In September 2016, Albada will be Artist in Residence at Apollo Estate, a social housing area in East Dubbo, NSW. Her project, ‘Inside Out’, intends to break through a prejudiced perception of people based on their locality, and will reveal how the effected persons perceive themselves. The work will accumulate in an arts trail and photographic publication that will be presented as part of Artlands, the Regional Arts Australia biennial conference returning to NSW for the first time in 14 years. Arts delegates from all over Regional Australia will converge on the city of Dubbo in October 2016.
Albada is a multi-disciplinary artist with a focus on socially engaged practice. Her work explores relationships within communities, surveying the social and cultural identity in relation to place. Multi-layered stories and topics are conveyed by means of hybrid installations including the location and community participation as a primary element. These works are a public platform for marginalised groups; providing an opportunity to share points of view and individual world experience.