October 5, 2018
The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship exhibition ends this Sunday 7 October at the Brett Whiteley Studio in Surry Hills, Sydney. Take some time this weekend to see Natasha Walsh’s ‘Dear Frida’, a self-portrait in oil on copper from her winning body of work. Alongside finalists including Danica Firulovic, Holly Greenwood and Jason Phu, this exhibition offers a diverse look at Australia’s talented young painters. The annual prize consists of a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and $40,000 to facilitate further travel.
Dr Michael Brand, director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, congratulated Natasha on her win as “the 20th young Australian painter to be awarded the scholarship and a wonderful example of the talented artists the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship was established to nurture. … Her striking small-scale self-portraits have made Natasha a three-time finalist in the Archibald Prize and I look forward to seeing the impact of the scholarship on her practice.”
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