Congratulations to James Drinkwater who has won the 2014 Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship for his body of work, highlighted by his painting Port de bra, 2014.

This year’s judges were distinguished Australian painter Jude Rae and Head of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Wayne Tunnicliffe.

Commenting on the work of James Drinkwater, Jude Rae said: His body of work highlighted by ‘Port de Bra’ brings a distinct personal vision and a strong lyrical sensibility to a sound grasp of the material tradition of painting. James has already developed a substantial and well integrated practice that provides a sound basis for future work.

As the winner, Drinkwater receives $25,000 and a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, which is administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Home@735 Gallery are showing one of James Drinkwater’s works in our Collection Show. James’s painting is being exhibited alongside works by a number of exceptional local artists including Sarah Mosca, Nick Collerson, Madeleine Preston and Marc Etherington. The Collection Show runs till the 30th of September.

The Boy and the Sea 1, oil on board, 2014 by James Drinkwater
The Boy and the Sea 1, oil on board, 2014 by James Drinkwater