Each year the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is awarded to a talented young painter with an established body of work, who is best able to demonstrate the use and benefit of the scholarship to further his/her art education in Europe. Beryl Whiteley (1917–2010) generously allocated funds for the scholarship in memory of her son, Brett Whiteley, both to encourage excellence in painting and to offer young artists the same opportunity to develop their careers as were afforded to her son.
Open to Australian citizens who are between the ages of 20 and 30 years, the scholarship comprises an amount of $25,000 plus a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
A prominent Australian painter is selected to be guest judge each year, alongside the Gallery’s director and head of Australian art. Previous guest judges have included Margaret Olley, John Beard, Nicholas Harding, Aida Tomescu, Garry Shead, Tim Storrier and Wendy Sharpe.
The 2011 application form is available to download from the website. Please pass it on to those who are eligible and who you feel may benefit from this experience.
Applications close Friday 10 June 2011.