Barbara Campbell returns to Rome thanks to Mordant Family Fellowship
23 Jan 2020
Performance and installation artist Barbara Campbell is the latest recipient of the coveted Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship. Offered through the generous support of the Mordant Family, this opportunity enables an Australian artist to spend two months at the American Academy in Rome (AAR). Barbara Campbell said she was honoured to receive the fellowship that will enable her to further develop a new body of work she commenced during her own crowd-funded trip to the AAR last year. “My initial visit to Rome was a reconnaissance for my new line of creative enquiry. I am particularly inspired by the terracotta votive figurines of the sixth to second centuries BCE and wanted to see the American Academy in Rome’s impressive collection at close range. A longer period and access to studio space supported by this fellowship will allow me to build on the potential of this initial research,” she said. On behalf of the Mordant family, Simon Mordant AM congratulated Barbara Campbell.