UWA School of Design graduate Elham Eshraghian has been awarded the 2018 Schenberg Art Fellowship, taking home a prize of $40,000.
Elham’s work, Bohrân, is part documentary, part visual poetry that explores her mother’s persecution and escape from Iran as a result of the 1979 Revolution. It is a two-channel digital video which features choreographed dance sequences, text, archival footage and shadow-play.
Elham completed her Fine Arts degree (with honours) at UWA in 2017 and is currently studying a Master of Fine Arts and is part of a six-week Artist Residency at PICA - Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.
The announcement was made at the Hatched: National Graduate Show 2018 opening night party at PICA. This is the ninth year that UWA has partnered with PICA to present the Schenberg Art Fellowship.
Visit the exhibition now at PICA - on show until 15 July.