Ross McHenry among 12 recipients of the 2017 Marten Bequest Scholarship

The recipients of the 2017 Marten Bequest Scholarships have been announced today, with 12 Australian artists granted $50,000 each to go towards global travel and investment in upcoming projects. The legacy of John Chisholm Marten has been supporting Australian artists for over 40 years now and in 2017, we’ve seen another talented crop of artists put into the spotlight.

Adelaide musician, producer and writer Ross McHenry is among the recipients this year, being selected alongside WA instrumentalist Kathryn McKay in the music category; Ross will be taking part in a two-year program of professional development activities in Jazz performance and composition, which will be taking him to North America, Berlin and Canada.

For McKay, the Marten Bequest Scholarship will see her study at the Manhattan School of Music in the studio of American String Quartet violist, Daniel Avshalomov as part of the Professional Studies Certificate Program.

Check out the full list of recipients below!


Mish Grigor (NSW) – Acting
Nikhila Madabhushi (VIC) – Architecture
Harrison Lee (NSW) – Ballet
Ross McHenry (SA) – Instrumental
Kathryn McKay (WA) – Instrumental
Sam Holt (NSW) – Painting
Caitlin Maling (WA) – Poetry
Rebecca Slater (NSW) – Prose
Scott McCulloch (VIC) – Prose
Marian Tubbs (NSW) – Sculpture
Elizabeth Lewis (QLD) – Singing
Alasdair Kent (WA) – Singing






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