Adamson-Eric Scholarship 2018

Art Museum of Estonia
Adamson-Eric Museum
Lions Club Tallinn Hansa
Press release
17 August 2018

The winner of the Adamson-Eric Scholarship for 2018 is the jewellery artist Darja Popolitova, a PhD student at the Estonian Academy of Arts. The formal presentation of the scholarship will take place on Friday, 17 August at 6 pm at the Adamson Eric Museum. 

The winner faced strong competition from young art students in various fields. Also nominated were Viktor Gurov and Kristen Rästas, who will receive appreciation letters from LC Tallinn Hansa and silver badges from the Adamson-Eric Museum. All MA and PhD students with Estonian citizenship studying art in Estonia or abroad can apply for the scholarship established by the Lions Club Tallinn Hansa. Twenty-two young people from various schools of higher education in Estonia and abroad applied.

Adamson-Eric (1902–1968) 
Dekorative plate. 1968

Ülle Kruus, Director of the Adamson-Eric Museum, expressed her thanks, saying “An active nucleus of people at the Lions Club Tallinn Hansa has worked intensively on behalf of the scholarship, established in 2011, in order to ensure the continuity of the programme and its significant status among young art students. From the viewpoint of an art historian, this year’s scholarship is an excellent choice. Darja is a talented jewellery artist with a broad range of talents, and I hope that the €2,500 scholarship will help her achieve creative goals.”

Ly Müürsoo, President of LC Tallinn Hansa, commented on the choice, saying: “Our club is very happy that this year’s scholarship winner is a jewellery art student studying for her PhD. The determining factor was the distinctive nature of Darja Popolitova’s work. The jewellery that she creates and the materials that she uses are very diverse and unique. Darja Popolitova’s creative openness and international attitude is very similar to that of Adamson-Eric, after whom the scholarship awarded by our Lions Club is named.’

The Adamson-Eric Scholarship has previously been awarded to Sylvia-Johanna Annus (2012), Ulla Juske (2013), Ats Nukki (2014), the  group of young artists Rundum (2015), Juss Heinsalu (2016) and Anna Kaarma (2017).

The application round for the 2019 scholarship will be announced at the festive gathering marking the 35th anniversary of the founding of the Adamson-Eric Museum in December of this year.

The portfolio of the 2018 winner of the Adamson-Eric Scholarship is available here

More information:
Ülle Kruus
Art Museum of Estonia Foundation
Director, Adamson-Eric Museum
Tel 644 5838, + 372 5343 9678

Ly Müürsoo
LC Tallinn Hansa President
Tel + 372 509 7383

Liia Rebane, PhD
Head of Communications
Art Museum of Estonia
Tel +372 602 6026; +372 5681 6706