2020 A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize
Exhibition of finalists
22 January to 7 February
The A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize is awarded to Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional 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. The exhibition of finalists showcases the impressive works by the artists selected by the judging panel in the Major Award Travelling Scholarship, Oils or Acrylics and Works on Paper Award categories.
Alice Marian Ellen Bale (1875-1955) developed a reputation 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 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.
International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Exhibition
11 to 28 February
A diverse and exciting range of artworks from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Visual Arts Course are featured in this exhibition. Selected student’s works examined in 2020 will be displayed. The works provide visitors with an understanding of the different approaches and the varied work produced in this unique two-year study programme.
Contemporary sculpture, photography, ceramics, painting, textiles, drawing, digital media and printmaking are included in this exhibition.