The A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize are 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.
There are three categories for the Art Prize.
1. Major Award for a travelling scholarship – $50,000
2. AME Bale Art Prize in the medium of oils and/or acrylics – $5,000
3. AME Bale Art Prize for works on paper – $5,000
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.
The 2014 A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize exhibition of finalists will be held at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Corner of Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield from 29 November until 14 December 2014.
The closing date for entries is 6 October 2014.
Image: Winner 2011 – Leigh Kaplan, Storyteller (2011)
For further information about the Award, please contact the Gallery on (03) 9524 3402 or visit the – Website