3  x $100,000 Fellowships for female-identifying Australian artists

Artists Frances Barrett (NSW), Giselle Stanborough (NSW) and Sally Rees (Tas) are the recipients of Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship, a major new artist fellowship established in the name of Italian-born, Australian artist Katthy Cavaliere (1972-2012).

Each artist will receive $100,000 to realise an ambitious new work to be presented in three individual exhibitions at ACCA (Frances Barrett), Carriageworks (Giselle Stanborough) and Mona (Sally Rees) in 2020.

Announced in October 2018, Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship is a major new artistic fellowship made possible with funds from the estate of the late installation and performance artist Katthy Cavaliere. Female-identifying artists or artist collectives were invited to submit proposals for an ambitious new project focused at the intersection of installation and performance art practice.

The selection panel comprised leadership and curatorial representatives from the presenting institutions, including Daniel Mudie Cunningham (Director of Programs, Carriageworks), David Walsh (Founder, Mona) and Nicole Durling (Co-Director of Exhibitions and Collections and Senior Curator, Mona), Max Delany (Director, ACCA) and Annika Kristensen (Senior Curator, ACCA).

In making the selection on 24 January, which poignantly was the 7-year anniversary of Cavaliere’s death, the panel noted:  ‘From a most impressive application pool of almost 300 applications, and after much deliberation and rewarding discussion, we are delighted to announce Frances Barrett, Giselle Stanborough and Sally Rees as the Katthy Cavaliere Fellows. Each are exceptional artists working at the forefront of experimental performance and installation practices, and each presented proposals that are especially fitting of Katthy’s legacy. 

 ‘We are now excited to progress this significant new initiative, working with the artist fellows towards three major exhibitions of large-scale and ambitious new work to be presented in the first half of 2020.

‘We commend the Katthy Cavaliere estate for their generous and inspirational support of Australian women artists.’



Giselle Stanborough
7 August – 26 September 2020 at Carriageworks

Sally Rees
18 June – 1 November 2021 at Mona

Frances Barrett
2 April – 19 June 2022 at ACCA

Note: the dates for each exhibition were revised following impacts from Covid-19 lockdowns.