Financial Donations, Grants and Bequests

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of Beleura House and Garden and the Tallis Foundation, Sidney Myer Foundation, The Seaborn, Broughton and Walford Foundation, Robert O. Albert AO, RFD, RD, Betty Amsden OAM, Graeme Murphy AO and Janet Vernon AM.
Their belief in the importance of The Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship for Design in The Performing Arts and their financial support has made it possible for the foundation committee to commence fundraising.

The Fredrikson Scholarship Founding Committee continues to actively seek additional donations, grants and bequests. The Australian Communities Foundation administrates the scholarship. Please see our donations page for details and donation form.

Institutional Support in Kind

Institutional support in kind, in the form of provision of administrative infrastructure, professional advice, and promotional services have been kindly donated by the Arts Centre, The Australian Ballet, Victorian College of Arts and the National Institute of Dramatic Art.


The Fredrikson Scholarship Founding Committee has initiated a number of fundraising activities, including;

Fundraising Exhibition

As part of initial fundraising an exhibition of Australian theatre designers’ work for sale was held in the Smorgon Family Plaza at the Arts Centre, St Kilda Road Melbourne, with works donated by prominent designers or those who own such designs. The Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship For Design In The Performing Arts Scholarship was officially launched during this exhibition, a high profile event, which was held April 2008 to coincide with the Opera Australia’s Autumn season.


Sixty three designs were donated by the following designers:

David Anderson Anna French Catherine Martin
Andrew Bellchambers Jodie Fried Mary Moore
Andrew Carter Adam Gardnir Michael Pearce
Judith Cobb Tracy Grant Lord Dan Potra
Hugh Colman Shaun Gurton Richard Roberts
Peter Cooke Jennifer Irwin Edoardo Sanchi
Anna Cordingley Richard Jeziorny Michael Scott-Mitchell
Peter Corrigan Paul Kathner Rosemary Simons
Fiona Crombie Roger Kirk John Stoddart
Mel Drummond Edie Kurzer Angus Strathie
Peter England Julie Lynch Anna Tregloan
Dale Ferguson John F. Macfarlane Gabriela Týlešová

Donors and Collectors

The following donors and collectors also contributed designs:

Estate of Kristian Fredrikson
William Akers AM
William Constable, courtesy of the estate of Patsy Dance
Elizabeth Cross
Lynn Munro
Andrew Pfeiffer
Billy Roache
Roland Rocchiccioli
Estate of Jennie Tate
Estate of Tony Tripp, courtesy of Helen Tripp
John Truscott, courtesy of Mel Drummond

The Australian Ballet also lent a small selection of costumes designed by Kristian Fredrikson for inclusion in this exhibition.