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Georges Mora Fellowship

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The Georges Mora Fellowship is a small but active not-for-profit cultural organisation that aims to ignite courage and fresh thinking in art, and is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art and artists in Australia. Since its establishment in 2007, the Fellowship and our supporters have sought to honour Georges Mora’s legacy by regularly granting an artist valuable funds and access to resources that allow them to explore fresh thinking and research new ideas.

We place no requirements on the artist – they may complete the project they propose, or something entirely different. Our role is as a catalyst for growth.

Georges Mora was a touchstone. A bulwark against parochialism, he recognised capacities in people and showed them what was possible in themselves and what was possible here in Melbourne. What had been viewed as risky became the accepted imperative. He offered challenge with the safety net of his support.

Trained as a patent dealer, and an art dealer and restaurateur by trade, Georges was a pivotal figure in the Australian art world. He supported artists of all ages in their attempts to express their ideas and individuality through their chosen medium. Along with close friends John and Sunday Reed, Georges supported scores of celebrated Australian artists including Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Joy Hester, Sidney Nolan, John Olsen, John Perceval and Albert Tucker.

Georges' influence on the way the public responds to contemporary art and the esteem in which artists are held continues to this day.

* Image of Georges Mora a detail from 1956 painting by Charles BLACKMAN,
Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Image courtesy of the artist

**Below image of Clive Scott, Georges Mora Fellowship Chair and founder Caroline Williams Mora


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