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Robert Le Gay Brereton Memorial Prize

Supported by the Jocelyn Maughan Art Foundation

Closing date for applications: Friday 2 September 2016.

The Art Gallery of NSW awards an annual annual prize of $2000 to an art student exhibiting skill and promise in the area of draughtsmanship.

Applicants are required to submit:

  • two life figure drawings, one of each sex
  • one study of hands and feet
  • one or two studies of a head
  • one, or not more than two, sketchbooks or portfolios containing any subjects

Applicants are asked at first instance to send images of their entries in PowerPoint format. Shortlisted applicants will then be required to submit original works to the Gallery for final judging.

The prize

The prize is for an amount of $2000 awarded to an art student exhibiting skill and promise in the area of draughtsmanship.

Entry requirements

1. The scholarship is open to Australian students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in fine or visual arts or an equivalent studio degree.

2. Applicants must submit JPEG images of the following:

  • two life figure drawings, one of each sex
  • one study of hands and feet
  • one or two studies of a head
  • up to 12 images of sketchbook or portfolio pages containing any subjects.

The images must be formatted into a PowerPoint presentation and saved to a CD or USB drive. Format as a landscape presentation, with each slide featuring one image, centred on a white background with the caption underneath (title, date, medium and size). Make the first slide your name only. A downloadable PowerPoint template is available for your reference. Save your presentation in the following format: ‘SURNAME_Firstname_2016’.

3. Shortlisted applicants are required to deliver the original drawings as well as one or two sketchbooks or portfolios to the Gallery for final judging. Applicants are required to deliver and collect works at their own cost.

4. All applicants must complete the application form and include a current CV, as well as a statutory declaration that the work is their own.

How to apply

Please post your completed application form, CD or USB drive, statutory declaration and current CV by 5pm Friday 2 September 2016 to:

Scholarships, Internships and Prizes
Attn: Yuki Kawakami
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain Sydney NSW 2000

Or deliver in person to reception at the Art Gallery of NSW by 5pm 2 September 2016 addressed as above. Applications post-marked 2 September 2016 will also be accepted if they arrive within seven days from the closing date.

Download application form (PDF 226.1 KB)

Download PowerPoint template (POT 102.5 KB)

Selection process

1. The winner will be notified in late October 2016.

2. The scholarship is judged by Gallery staff.

3. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.