2018 A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize

The winners of the 2018 A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize announced.

The winners of the 2018 A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize were announced at the recent Awards presentation in Council’s Gallery. Nicolas Chen was awarded the 2018 A.M.E. Bale Major Award for a Travelling Scholarship ($50,000), Colleen Stapleton was awarded the 2018 A.M.E Bale Art Prize Oil/Acrylic ($5,000) and Byron Copland was awarded the 2018 A.M. E. Bale Art Prize Works on Paper ($5,000). This prestigious art prize is intended to encourage, support and advance classical training of emerging artists (in their early to mid-career) at any stage of life, who are pursuing the study and practice of traditional art and who desire to study the works of old masters. The judging panel is comprised through the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc who provide expert assistance to the trustee ― Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd ― in judging the award, taking into consideration the implementation of both the spirit and letter of Miss Bale’s will.

Nicolas Chen. Winner of the 2018 A.M.E. Bale Major Award for a Travelling Scholarship ($50,000)

Nicolas Chen
Still Life with horse
Oil on linen
72 x 86 cm

Nicolas Chen
Self Portrait
Oil on linen
130 x 88 cm

Nicolas Chen
Mullum Mullum trail
Oil on linen
137 x 106 cm

Nicolas Chen
Figure drawing
Graphite on paper
60 x 28 cm

Colleen Stapleton. Winner of the 2018 A.M.E Bale Art Prize for Oil/Acrylic ($5,000)


Colleen Stapleton
Girl with a hoop earing
Oil on linen
50 x 45 cm

Byron Copland. Winner of the 2018 A.M.E Bale Art Prize for Works on Paper ($5,000)

Byron Copland
Double Portrait Study
Graphite on paper
41 x 29 cm