Art History Scholarship winner announced

5 May 2020

Congratulations to Elena Dias-Jayasinha – this year’s recipient of the Paula and Tony Kinnane Art History Scholarship.

Caption Elena Dias-Jayasinha at UQ Art Museum.
Photo: Simon Woods.

Established in 2017 by lifelong lovers of art Paula and Tony Kinnane, this scholarship was created to support students enrolled in Art History undergraduate studies at The University of Queensland.

Elena is in her fourth year of a Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) program majoring in Art History.

Elena said she was honoured to be awarded with the scholarship.

“Not only will it greatly support my studies at UQ, but interning at the UQ Art Museum will also be invaluable to my learning and future career,” she said.

“Once I graduate, I hope to have a career in the visual arts sector, and am particularly interested in curation.”

After studying the Art History course Visual Arts Curating and Writing, Elena was selected to curate an exhibition at UQ Art Museum – Music of Spheres.

Elena also volunteers at the artist-run initiative Outer Space, and is working on an archival project with the Verlie Just Collection.

Applications for the 2021 Paula and Tony Kinnane Art History Scholarship will open in February and close on March 31.

The scholarship is valued at $12,000 per year (for up to four years) and open to new or currently enrolled domestic and international students.

Music of Spheres will open at UQ Art Museum when the world does and will run until 16 January 2021.

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