We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Robert Le Gay Brereton Memorial Prize

Supported by the Jocelyn Maughan Art Foundation

Applications close 1 April 2024, 5pm

In the final year of the prize, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is awarding a total of $14,000 to an eligible art student exhibiting skill and promise in drawing.

Applicants must be an art student who is currently residing in New South Wales and has been for at least five years before entering the prize.

  • Eligibility

    The prize is open to Australian students who are enrolled in an accredited studio-based diploma or degree in fine arts or visual arts, or a graduate who completed their studies in 2023. You will be required to provide a transcript or proof of enrolment from your educational institution.

    Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident who has lived in New South Wales for at least five years before entering the prize.

  • The works

    Applicants must submit images of the following artworks:

    • two life-figure drawings

    • one study of hands and feet

    • one or two studies of a head

    • up to 12 additional images of sketchbook or portfolio pages containing any subject

    All works must be created between January 2023 and April 2024.

  • How to apply

    Complete the online application form by Monday 1 April 2024, 5pm.

    Applicants must include the following as part of their application:

    • Proof of enrolment from your educational institution

    • Artist CV

    • A PowerPoint file with your nominated artworks.

    How to set up the PowerPoint file:

    • The first slide in the file should have only your name.

    • A JPEG image of each of your works should appear on the following slides. The images must be formatted on a white background with caption underneath. Captions must include title, date, medium and size.

    • Save your presentation in the following format: SURNAME_Firstname_2024

    • A PowerPoint template is available (see below).

    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.

  • Selection process

    • The winner will be notified in May 2024.

    • The scholarship is judged by Art Gallery staff.

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