Our work Recipients to Italy 2011

helen noonan

This award supports Tasmanian based artists practicing across all art forms for a self-directed residency in Italy. The award aims to promote artistic and professional development.

The Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2012 Residency


Helen Noonan, Singer, Actress, Auteur was awarded the Italian Arts Residency award to travel to Italy in 2011 to research and create new works in both English and Italian for musical theatre/chamber opera.

An accomplished and nationally renown performer Helen is known for works such as She Had Immortal Belongings (2010), Voicing Emily (2007), and Recital.

A recipient of many fellowships and awards including the Churchill Fellowship in 2003 and Australia Council grant in 2004. Helen has lived and studied in Italy, London and the USA.

The Alcorso Foundation 2011 Italian Arts Residency took Helen back to Italy where she worked with Professor Monica Benvenuti, Music Department Chair at the Istituto Europeo Florence, Signor Dario Fo, and La Signora Franca Rame.

Continuing her UTAS Conservatorium of Music research into Baroque composer, performer, singer and auteur, Babara Strozzi, Helen visited Venice and Padua to view original scores, as well as meet and conduct interviews relating to the life and music of Strozzi.