Lithuanians in the News
24th September, 2006
|Kristina and Ben Shaw - Young Achievers|
The Governor of NSW Marie Bashir presents Kristina
with her Churchill Fellowship Certificate, when she was
selected for the Fellowship
The Medal awarded to Kristina
on completion of her studies
The Churchill Fellowship is a very prestigious travel fellowship, awarded every year to only about a hundred people Australia wide. This is not the first time that Kristina has studied in Florence. In 1995 she studied at the prestigious Polimoda Institute in Florence, continuing her studies the following year at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Ben with his award winning bike "The Judge" and his
prizes (in front), at the MCX Show 2006 at Homebush Bay
Benís bike "The Judge" on the cover
of the inaugural issue of the French
bike magazine "Extrême Machines"
Benís skill as a pattern maker is also apparent in the film industry. Those who had seen the recent movie "Superman Returns" will have seen the interior of the airplane, which features prominently in the movie. The moulds for this interior were made by Benís company Extreme Creations.
Kristinaís and Benís grandfather was the noted Australian Lithuanian graphic artist, the late Vaclovas Ratas. Maybe Kristina and Ben have inherited some of his artistic talent.
Further information: www.churchilltrust.com.au www.extremecreations.com.au