Geelong Grammar School nurtures a vibrant, inspiring and engaging environment for the Visual Arts. Our comprehensive Academic Programme is punctuated by a number of important events, including three major school exhibitions (Middle School, Coriobald and Primed), exhibitions by external artists, Artist-in-Residence programme, House Art competition and Year 10 Creative Arts Workshops. 

The Visual Arts Scholarship is offered for
  • Corio Campus – Years 10 and 11

Eligibility, examinations and interviews

Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa, who are entering the relevant year level (current GGS students are not eligible to apply).

Students should exhibit an extraordinary talent in the Visual Arts and commit to studying visual arts at the School. Please refer below.

They should be eager to participate in the wide range of opportunities available at the School and respect the philosophy and rules that govern the School.

Students who are awarded this Scholarship will be expected to study at least two Visual Arts subject in Year 10, and at least two VCE Visual Arts subject in Years 11 and 12, or in IB in Years 11 and 12, the Visual Arts subject and the Extended Essay.

Applications for 2019 are now open. Click here to apply.

Please visit the Visual Arts section of our website for more information about our Visual Arts programme.

 About Russell Drysdale

The scholarship has been established in memory of Russell Drysdale (1912-1981), widely regarded as one of the most significant Australian painters of the 20th century, renowned for his iconic landscapes of the Australian outback and its inhabitants. He won the prestigious Wynne Prize in 1947 and represented Australia at the Venice Biennale in 1954. Having spent his boyhood in the Riverina, he attended Geelong Grammar School from 1924-1930. He had poor eyesight all his life, and was virtually blind in his left eye from age 17 due to a detached retina. In his final year at GGS, as a form of therapy, he had five sessions a week in drawing, including perspective, three-dimensional form, the art of memory and design in plant life.