Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship 2003
Winner to be Announced on
Thursday 18 September at 11am
at the Brett Whiteley Studio, 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
In 1999 Mrs Beryl Whiteley generously made funds available for the establishment and on-going support of the Brett Whiteley Art Scholarship. The inspiration for this annual scholarship was the profound effect of international travel and study experienced by her son, Brett Whiteley, as a result of winning the Italian Travelling Art Scholarship at the age of 20.
"Winning the scholarship put Brett in the right place at the right time. After six months in Italy, he arrived in London with a folio of studies and drawings to approach the art galleries. He could hardly believe his good luck when at the end of his first day he had an offer of a one man show at the Molton Gallery and a mixed show at McRoberts and Tunnard," said Mrs Whiteley.
The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is open to Australian artists aged between 20 and 30 years. The recipient is awarded $25,000 and a 3 month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, which is administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The judges for the 2003 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship are artist Jon Cattapan, Edmund Capon, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Barry Pearce, Head Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Finalists' paintings will be exhibited at the Brett Whiteley Studio from Saturday 20 September to Sunday 30 November 2003.