Tanja Liedtke Fellowship 2019

The winner of the 2019 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship is Geoffrey Watson

Melbourne experimental artist Geoffrey Watson has been awarded the highly-prestigious 2019 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship. 28 year-old Watson, a rising star in dance and Choreography, will now travel to Berlin, Germany in July for a four-week residency at ada Studio where he will work alongside some of European’s most-acclaimed artists and attend the Tanz im August, the city’s annual international contemporary dance festival.

Geoffrey said:
“I applied for this fellowship because the idea of actually receiving it felt completely preposterous to me, and preposterous is a good mindframe to work with. I hope that the absolute fracture of this experience from that of my artistic life thusfar will also signify a fracture in my creative thought, and that I will be able to use the financial and creative resources offered to me in ways that benefit more than just myself”.

“The Foundation is extremely proud to see how well the past Fellows have developed. Our wish for Geoffrey is, that this Fellowship gives him a similar inspiration for future development in his artistic work”.

Geoffrey Watson - Fellow 2019. Photographer right: Thomas Russell