In 1918, a group of prominent Melbourne artists, at odds with the art establishment, and forthright in their beliefs, demonstrated their convictions by founding the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society, while meeting together in a studio in Hardware Chambers, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. The Society was formed for the purpose of exhibiting annually as a group.
There are not many groups of independent painters in Australia or elsewhere, which survive their initial exhibition for more that a few years.
A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize 2016 Entries are now open
Applications are open for this national art prize, which is awarded biennially to emerging Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles.
Major Award for a travelling scholarship — $50,000
A.M.E. Bale Art Prize in the medium of oils and/or acrylics — $5,000
A.M.E. Bale Art Prize for works on paper — $5,000
Online applications close Monday 3 October.
For further information visit, www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/Bale
Shortlisted works will be exhibited in Melbourne
at Glen Eira City Council’s Gallery from
26 November to 11 December.