The Evelyn Chapman Art Award is a $50,000 scholarship is presented to an Australian painter, male or female under 45. The Award, given every two years, is intended to support a young Australian painter by furthering their art education both in knowledge and artistic practice internationally or in Australia. The scholarship will cover the reasonable costs of the award winner for a period of 2 years, whilst studying at a recognised and well-established art school or cultural organisation approved by the Trustee, overseas or within Australia.
“This award not only gives me the financial freedom to research and work on a project that really inspires me but also the encouragement of the Evelyn Chapman Trustees. To be considered part of a scholarship of painters that goes back to Evelyn Chapman, the first female Australian artist to record the aftermath of the First World War battlefields makes me extremely proud. I now have to time to explore the beautiful and varied interior and exterior architecture of Sydney and Newcastle and to really push my practice through research and more ambitious paintings to create a body of work that brings to light some of the more well-known and hidden spaces in these beautiful cities.” – Rachel Milne, 2022
Congratulations Rachel on this well-deserved achievement.
Image: Rachel Milne, Nest, 2020, oil on board, 120 x 160 cm