Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Travel to Italy Award


The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Charitable Trust has granted Falmouth University a Travel to Italy Award worth £1,500 for Fine Art students who are in the final year of the course. The key criteria for the award are:

  • You must be a Fine Art student in your final year of study at Falmouth University
  • The award can only be used to fund an extracurricular, but subject-related, trip to Italy, to be taken within six months of the award being made
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a report, of approximately two sheets of A4, reviewing the trip and its outcomes


Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (born: St Andrews 1912 – died: St Andrews 2004) attended Edinburgh College of Art and went to St Ives in 1940, quickly becoming part of the group which included Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth. She was a founder member of the Penwith Society. She travelled regularly in Europe over the next 20 years and, with the exception of a short teaching term at Leeds School of Art and three years in London, she divided her time between her home in St Ives and the house by St Andrews she had inherited in 1960. She was awarded CBE in 2001. Her paintings are in public collections throughout the UK including Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Arts Council of Great Britain, British Museum, the Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Leeds and Manchester City Art Galleries.

How to apply

Applications must be made on the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Travel to Italy Award application form which can be downloaded here: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Travel to Italy Application Form

For full information about the award and notes on how to apply click here: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Travel to Italy Award Information