Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is an Australian annual art award in honour of the painter Brett Whiteley. The scholarship is administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Whiteley died in 1992, and in 1999 his mother Beryl Whiteley made funds available to establish a scholarship in his memory. The inspiration for the scholarship was the profound effect of international travel and study experienced by Brett as a result of winning the Italian Travelling Art Scholarship at the age of 20.

The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is open to Australian artists aged between 20 and 30. The winner receives AUD$25,000 and a three-month residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris.

In 2004, Beryl Whiteley was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her service as a benefactor to the visual arts through the creation and endowment of the scholarship. [ [ It’s an Honour: Beryl Whiteley OAM] ] Brett Whiteley himself was appointed an Officer of the order (OA) a year before his death.

In recent years, Brett Whiteley’s ex-wife Wendy Whiteley has presented the prizes on behalf of Beryl Whiteley, who is now aged 91.

Winners of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

* 1999 Alice Byrne, "Newtown shed" [ [ Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship Education Kit] ]
* 2000 Marcus Wills, "Parable of the sower" [ [ Art Gallery of NSW: 2000 winner] , [ Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship Education Kit] ]
* 2001 Petrea Fellows, "Treescape" [ [ Art Gallery of NSW: 2001 winner] ]
* 2002 Ben Quilty, "Elwood Park" [ [ Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship Education Kit] ]
* 2003 Karlee Rawkins, "Bitch in India" [ [ Art Gallery of NSW: 2003 winner] ]
* 2004 Alan Jones (artist), "Figure # 11" [ [ Art Gallery of NSW: 2004 winner] ]
* 2005 Wayde Owen, "Californian Quail" [ [ Art Gallery of NSW: 2005 winner] ]
* 2006 Samuel Wade, "Grey Day at Central" [ [ Art Gallery of NSW: 2006 winner] ]
* 2007 Nathan Hawkes, "Icebergs" [ [ Art Gallery of NSW: 2007 winner] ]
* 2008 Amber Wallace, "Untitled landscape" [ [ Art Gallery of NSW: 2008 winner] ]


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