The 2022 A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize

The A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize is awarded biennially to Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles. This includes realist, figurative and representational styles.

The 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.

There are three categories for the Art Prize, apply online by clicking the links below:

Download a copy of the guidelines and conditions of entry below.

2022 A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize — guidelines and conditions of entry (PDF, 103KB)

A.M.E. Bale was born in Melbourne in 1875 and studied art under Frederick McCubbin and L Bernard Hall at the National Gallery Art School in Melbourne. She developed a reputation as a fine artist who distinguished herself particularly as one of Australia’s pre-eminent flower and still life painters of the early 20th Century. She established the A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize through her will to support Australian artists in perpetuity.

The judging panel is comprised through the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society 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.

Timeline

4 October 2022 Online applications close
25 October 2022 Successful shortlisted applicants notified and invited to exhibit in the Art Prize exhibition.
16-20 November 2022 Exhibition artworks to be delivered to Glen Eira City Council Gallery
25 November 2022 Exhibition opens to the public at 1pm
29 November 2022 Awards announcement and event at 6pm
18 December 2022 Exhibition closes
20 and 21 December 2022 Exhibition artworks to be collected from Glen Eira City Council Gallery

 

Apply online