EVELYN CHAPMAN ART AWARD 2018
The Evelyn Chapman Art Award is a new $50,000 scholarship to be presented to an Australian painter, male or female under 45. The Award is given to support a young Australian painter by furthering their art education both in knowledge and artistic practice internationally or in Australia.
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About the Evelyn Chapman Art Award
Born in 1888 in Sydney, Evelyn Chapman was a painter who spent her working career in Australia and Europe. She exhibited in the Salon in France, before travelling to battlefronts of France following the First World War. She became the first female artist to depict the devastated fields, churches and towns of the western front. Chapman retired as painter following her marriage; however she espoused art education and practice, particularly in her daughter.
The Evelyn Chapman Trust, established by the bequest of Chapman’s daughter Pamela Thalben-Ball, will award a scholarship of $50,000 to support a young Australian painter by furthering their art education both in knowledge and artistic practice. The artist receiving the award will use the scholarship overseas or in Australia, at a recognised and well-established art school or work at an organisation on a program or project that enhances the artist’s artistic skills.
The Award will be presented to an artist, male or female, under the age of forty five. Applicants will submit one or more landscape, portrait or still life paintings in oils or tempera – up to a maximum of 3 works. A selection committee of three judges will then come to a consensus on the applicant who displays the highest artistic merit.