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National Summer Art Scholarship 2015

10 – 17 January 2015

Important dates

Download 2015 application form

Go to Flickr to see previous years

Send applications to

National Summer Art Scholarship 2015
Education Section
National Gallery of Australia
GPO Box 1150
Canberra, ACT 2601

Closing date extended until:
Friday 31 October 2014

Applicants will be notified in late November 2014. The selection panel's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Contacts or
phone +61 2 6240 6632


The NAB passionate about supporting Australian communities and helping young artists reach their potential. Learn more at

The Brassey of Canberra
Also supported by The Brassey of Canberra School of Art, Australian National University The Canberra Art Teachers Association

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There’s more to a career in the visual arts than meets the eye!


If you are in Year 11 and interested in art, you can spend a week this summer at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Become one of sixteen students selected from around the nation—two from each state and territory—to participate in the National Summer Art Scholarship in 2015.

The scholarship program offers an opportunity to engage with the staff at the National Gallery of Australia, as well as other arts professionals, artists and your peers from around the nation.

'I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity! I loved every moment. The enthusiasm and passion everyone shared truly inspired me.'

2014 National Summer Art Scholarship

  • Discover the national art collection and learn how works of art are acquired and exhibitions developed.
  • Go behind the scenes to experience the workings of the Gallery.
  • Participate in workshops and receive expert tuition from Gallery staff and professional artists.

The scholarship includes:

  • the opportunity to experience the National Gallery of Australia’s dynamic environment and to meet the visual arts professionals who work there
  • a return airfare to Canberra from your nearest airport
  • accommodation at the 4-star hotel, The Brassey of Canberra. All meals, including celebratory dinner at the Belmore Restaurant at The Brassey
  • free membership to the National Gallery of Australia  in 2014
  • free entry to the summer exhibition.
To apply you must be:
  • an Australian citizen
  • in Year 11 in 2014 and interested in the visual arts.
Your application must include:
  • the application form completed in full
  • your own visual response to Cameron Robbins Wind Drawing: 20-03-24-04-2013 98 hrs-var jevn dogn NKD (equinox) 2013. Your response can be two-dimensional on an  A4 page or three-dimensional with maximum size  of 29.7 x 21 x 10 cm or submit via Dropbox and send an email to share download location.
  • a written response about your visual submission  and how it relates to Cameron Robbins Wind Drawing: 20-03-24-04-2013 98 hrs-var jevn dogn NKD (equinox) 2013 (maximum of one A4 page)
Cameron Robbins Wind Drawing: 20-03-24-04-2013 98 hrs-var jevn dogn NKD (equinox) 2013

Former National Summer Art Scholarship students (2014)

  • Mr Aris Ioannou-Marsh, Elonera Montessori School, NSW
  • Mr Otis Burian Hodge, Homebush Boys High School, NSW
  • Mr Liam Poole, St Michael's Grammar, VIC
  • Ms Zoe Kostopoulos, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, VIC
  • Mr Maxim Varghese, Brisbane Grammar School, QLD
  • Ms Felicity Perrers, Mt St Michael's College, QLD
  • Mr Rory King, Canberra Grammar School, ACT
  • Ms Rachel Roberts, Dickson College, ACT
  • Ms Dayna Clifton, Samaritan College St John's Campus, SA
  • Ms Scarlett Kraehe, Cleve Area School, SA
  • Mr Reyne Lawson, All Saints' College, WA
  • Ms Wyonna Stewart, Mt Lawley Senior High School, WA
  • Mr Liam Pickering, Rosny College, TAS
  • Ms Amelia Crothers, St Patrick's College, TAS
  • Ms Shiloh Jarrett, Centralian Senior College, NT
  • Ms Ellen Crimmins, Palmerston Senior College, NT

See their experience on Flickr...