Jeremy Neale Takes Out The 2017 Grant McLennan Fellowship

2 December 2017 | 11:49 am | Staff Writer

"I will do Grant proud and I will do the city proud."

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The prestigious Grant McLennan Fellowship was awarded to Brisbane artist Jeremy Neale overnight, adding to what has already been a massive year for the singer-songwriter.

After releasing his debut album, Getting The Team Back Together, earlier this month, Neale was named a finalist for the award $25,000 scholarship, alongside Harriette Pilbeam (Hatchie), Sabrina Lawrie and Tom Cooney.

"I will keep making music, I will keep writing; I very much believe in Brisbane and I believe in the Brisbane community," Neale said.

"I will do Grant proud and I will do the city proud - I promise I will deliver the goods."

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The grant – founded ten years ago in honour of the legendary The Go-Betweens member - will see Neale travel to New York, London or Berlin where he will live for up to six months for “creative inspiration and career development”.

"Here we are honouring my brother by giving another yearning, burning artist the opportunity to carry on the songwriting tradition," Sally McLennan, Grant’s sister, said.

This year’s recipient was decided by Sally McLennanAdele Pickvance (The Go-Betweens), Ian Haug (Powderfinger, The Church) and music writer Sean Sennett, with the awards ceremony going down at The Triffid last night.