Sydney-based artist Mark Maurangi Carrol has been awarded the 25th annual Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship. Announced today at a ceremony at the Brett Whiteley Studio in Surry Hills, the prestigious annual painting award sees one artist aged between 20 and 30 receive a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Carrol also receives $50,000 in funding – an increase from $40,000 in previous years – to further his art education while in Europe.
Five additional Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship recipients were today also awarded $10,000 and a two-week residency at Shark Island Kangaroo Valley, NSW. In 2023, the five recipients of Shark Island residencies are Angus White (VIC), Joseph Christie Evans (NSW), Lauren O’Connor (NSW), Oliver Scherer (NSW) and Sis Cowie (VIC).
Guest judge and Archibald Prize winning artist Guido Maestri selected 12 finalists and six scholarship recipients from 181 entries.