The State Collection will be transformed by sixteen Victorian scholars and creatives undertaking a range of exciting projects through the 2022 Fellowships program.
Among these is a memoir retracing the journey by Chinese-Australian migrants to the goldfields in the 1800s, an audio essay on the history and future of work in Melbourne, an exploration of early contact between Tongans and British missionaries, the continued development of the Woiwurrung language database, and a film about the influence of Irish Gaelic dance in Victoria.
Working out of offices in the Library’s magnificent dome annulus, the 2022 fellows will reimagine our collections through visual arts, performance, writing and scholarship and more – enriching Victorians’ understanding of who we are, where we’ve been and where we’re going.
Read more about the Library’s 2022 fellows below.
Announcing the 2022 fellows
We were thrilled to announce the successful applicants of the 2022 State Library Victoria Fellowships Program at a very special onsite event.
The cohort have been chosen not just for their compelling and original project ideas, but also for the range of topics they will delve into.
Watch this video for a snapshot of our announcement and welcome reception.
Since 2003, the Library’s annual Fellowships Program has nurtured and supported the creative and scholarly ventures of more than 200 authors, musicians, artists and historians.
Project outputs have included play scripts, manuscripts, art installations, exhibitions, digital apps and much more, all inspired by the State Collection.
Learn more about the diverse projects undertaken by past fellows, and the innovative ways they’ve expressed their research.