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Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship 2022

Some of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship 2021 recipients – (from left) Jacquie Meng, Emma Rani Hodges, Mia Boe and Thea Anamara Perkins – with 2021 judge Abdul Abdullah

Some of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship 2021 recipients – (from left) Jacquie Meng, Emma Rani Hodges, Mia Boe and Thea Anamara Perkins – with 2021 judge Abdul Abdullah

A prestigious annual award for young Australian painters aged between 20 and 30 years

Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship 2022

20 October – 27 November 2022

Brett Whiteley Studio

Surry Hills

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Studio open Thursday–Sunday only

In its 24th year, the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship will award two types of residencies for the first time.

One artist will receive a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and $40,000, while five artists will each receive $10,000 and a two-week residency at the Shark Island Institute in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales. The winners will be announced on 26 October 2022.

This year, the entries will be judged by guest artist Mitch Cairns, who won the scholarship in 2012. Works by each scholarship recipient will be exhibited at the Brett Whiteley Studio.

The annual scholarship was created from an endowment by Beryl Whiteley, who died in 2010. It was inspired by 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.

Previously, the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship was awarded to a single artist each year and included a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. However, due to COVID-19 international travel restrictions, it was not possible to host the 2020 and 2021 scholarship recipients overseas, and instead a local residency was awarded to five artists. Thanks to the continuing generosity of Shark Island Kangaroo Valley, in 2022, both the overseas and the local residencies will be awarded.

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