Becky Gibson wins 2011 Brett Whiteley scholarship - Art Collector

From left: Becky Gibson, Broadway site # 1, 2010; and Becky Gibson, Redfern park site, 2010. Courtesy: the artist

12 September 2011 | Painter Becky Gibson has won the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship. The 26-year-old from Chippendale in Sydney receives $25,000 and a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

This year the judges were Wayne Tunnicliffe, the head of Australian art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and artist Colin Lanceley.

“I thought Becky’s work showed sophistication in her handling, her use of paint, the way she understood form and colour and particularly how sophisticated her technique was dealing with it,” says Lanceley.

She plans to use her residency to develop a new series of works looking at erased landscapes and memory.

The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is awarded annually by the Art Gallery of New South Wales and is open to Australian artists between 20 and 30 years of age.

Jane O'Sullivan

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