Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship 2014
Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarshop 2014 winner James Drinkwater Port de bra 2014 (detail)
James Drinkwater, 30, from Newcastle, NSW has won the 2014 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.
A painting from Drinkwater’s winning body of work is on display at the Brett Whiteley Studio alongside works by finalists Emma Beer (highly commended), Tony Curran, Mason Kimber, Fiona Little, Jordan Richardson and Lucy Urquhart.
Begun in 1999, this scholarship for young Australian artists is now in its 16th year. This year’s judges were distinguished Australian painter Jude Rae and Head of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW, Wayne Tunnicliffe. They selected this year’s winner from seven finalists, shortlisted from 99 entries.
Drinkwater has won $25,000 and a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, which is administered by the Art Gallery of NSW.
About the scholarship
The annual Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is open to Australian artists aged between 20 and 30 years. It was created from an endowment by Mrs Beryl Whiteley, who died in 2010. The inspiration was the profound effect international travel and study had on her son, the artist Brett Whiteley, as a result of winning the Italian Government Travelling Art Scholarship at the age of 20.
5 Sep – 26 Oct 2014
10am – 4pm
Friday – Sunday only
Free admission made possible by J.P. Morgan
For education groups
Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills