All About the Zsuzsi Roboz Scholarship
The Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Art Trust is a registered charity founded in 2014. Named for the late painter and portrait artist Zsuzsi Roboz and her husband, the aims of the charity include the maintenance of Roboz’s collected works of art, and organising regular public art exhibitions across England and Wales.
Since 2015 the Trust has worked in conjunction with Morley College London to provide a year-long scholarship to figurative artists. The scholarship is open to artists over the age of 19, working in any 2D or 3D medium to produce figurative works of art, who have already established their style and voice as an artist and want to develop their vision further. Recipients of the scholarship undertake a year of part-time, tailored study at Morley College London, with personal tutoring from professional artists throughout the year, and a public exhibition of their work at the end of the scholarship period.
The scholarship was previously awarded to Caroline Areskog Jones and Eleni Kalorkoti, who were both selected in 2015 and whose joint exhibition, Metamorphosis – Work in Progress, was displayed in Morley Gallery in September 2016. The scholar for 2016 was Cara Rainbow, whose exhibition City Storeys and Folk Tails went on display in September 2017. Two new artists will be selected for the scholarship for the 2017–18 academic year. Samples of work by all artists selected for the scholarship is available on the Morley Art Scholars blog.