Murwillumbah artist, Michael Candy has been awarded $12,000 in NSW Government funding for a residency in Nepal, Member for Lismore Thomas George announced today.

Michael Candy’s residency at the Robotics Association of Nepal will involve running experiments and workshops exploring humanity's spiritual synergy with technology in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake.

Mr George congratulated Mr Candy on his success in the Asialink Arts Residency Program, which is available to Australia-based arts professionals working in the fields of writing, visual arts, arts management and multidisciplinary practitioners.

“I’m proud one of our own local artists has the opportunity to share skills, knowledge and network with the global community,” Mr George said.

“Artists work in an increasingly globalised context, and providing opportunities for international cultural exchange is a key part of our Create in NSW policy framework based on the ambitions of access, excellence and strength.

“By connecting with fellow artists in Asia, Michael will be able to develop his professional practice and introduce our community to new ideas and art forms upon his return,” Mr George said.

The NSW Government provides funding for artist residences in Asian countries through the Asialink Arts Residency Program, which is administered by Asialink.

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Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.