Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship 2018
Natasha Walsh, 24, from Sydney, NSW has won the 2018 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.
‘Dear Frida,’ from Natasha Walsh’s winning body of work is on display at the Brett Whiteley Studio alongside works by finalists Otis Hope Carey, Martin Claydon, Danica Firulovic, Holly Greenwood, India Mark, Jason Phu, Jordan Richardson, Monica Rohan, Nick Santoro, Adrian Smith and Myles Young.
Begun in 1999, this scholarship for young Australian painters is celebrating its 20th year. This year’s judge was artist Ben Quilty, who selected this year’s winner from 13 finalists, shortlisted from 154 entries.
Natasha Walsh has won $40,000 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.
7 Sep – 7 Oct 2018
10am – 4pm
Friday – Sunday only
Free admission made possible by J.P. Morgan
For education groups
Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills