The A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize is a national art prize, which is awarded biennially to an emerging Australian artist who has demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles.

The Alice Bale Art Award is considered a highly prestigious prize, perhaps the most esteemed in representational painting in Australia. The award includes a travelling scholarship which enables Australian artists to study the works of the old masters abroad. The biennal judging of the A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and associated prizes for oil and watercolour, is carried out by members of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society. The responsibility is taken seriously, with up to three days consideration on the selection and judging of submitted works.

The major award is the 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

In 2016 the AME Bale scholarship winner was Ben Winspear. Entries for the next AME Bale scholarship will open in 2018. Read the AME-Bale-Guidelines.

For further information visit the 2016 A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize page on The City of Glen Eira website.