30-year-old artist Jack Lanagan Dunbar has won the 2019 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship. Administered by the Art gallery of NSW, the scholarship provides Dunbar with $40,000 and a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
Dunbar’s winning body of work is on display at the Brett Whiteley Studio alongside works by finalists Amelia Carroll, Bridie Gillman, Claudia Greathead, Lani Shea-An, Larizza Macatiag, Myles Young, Nick Santoro and Thea Anamara Perkins.
This year’s judge was artist Gemma Smith, who selected Dunbar as this year’s winner from nine finalists, shortlisted from 116 entries.
The annual Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is now in its 21st year and is open to Australian painters aged between 20 and 30 years. It was created from an endowment by Mrs Beryl Whiteley in 1999. The inspiration was the profound effect international travel and study had on her son, the artist Brett Whiteley, as a result of winning the Italian Government Travelling Art Scholarship in 1959 at the age of 20.