Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship 2002
Winner to be Announced on
Friday 20 September 2002 at 12 noon
At the Brett Whiteley Studio
2 Raper Street, Surry Hills
In 1999 Mrs Beryl Whiteley generously made funds available to establish 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 2002 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship are artist, Margaret Olley, 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.
This year a total of 177 entries were received from every state and territory in Australia. 38 finalists were selected, and from these a short-list will be on exhibition at the Brett Whiteley Studio from Saturday 21 September to Sunday 20 October 2002.
The Brett Whiteley Studio is managed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Information about the Scholarship may be viewed on the Brett Whiteley Studio website: www.brettwhiteley.org