It was only last week that Soda_Jerk (an artist collaboration between sisters Dominique and Dan Angeloro) were announced as recipients of the British Council’s 2011 Realise Your Dream awards. But this $8,000 prize pales in comparison to the $60,000 they won tonight as the awardees of the 2011 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship. The sisters plan to use the prize money to travel to the US and the UK, where they’ll intern with Turner Prize nominated artists The Otolith Group amongst other things.
Their video installation After the Rainbow (excerpt below) is on public display at Artspace Sydney as of tomorrow as part of the Scholarship’s accompanying exhibition. The show also features work by finalists Nathan Babet, Ella Barclay, David Capra, Michaela Gleave, Daniel Hollier, Anna Kristensen, Kate Mitchell, Tom Polo, Mark Shorter, Justine Varga and Tessa Zettel & Karl Khoe.