The William Fletcher Foundation (formerly Trust)
The objects of the Foundation are:
- to promote the work of William Fletcher
- to assist the development and advancement of young talented artists in need
- to further the cause of art education in New South Wales
In 2005 the Trust, which began in 1985, received an unexpected yet welcome bequest, which guarantees the continuation of the awards. In 2006 the Trust was incorporated and was renamed the William Fletcher Foundation.
The William Fletcher Foundation is a charitable Foundation listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations. As such, it has Australian Taxation Office endorsement as a taxation-deductible gift recipient and as an income-tax-exempt charitable entity. (ACN 121 495 341)
William Fletcher 1924–1983
In the estimation of many, William Fletcher is one of the finest painters of Australian wildflowers this country has produced, combining botanical accuracy of detail with groupings and settings that are evocative of the harsh conditions of bush and desert, in paintings marked by their draughtsmanship and fine colour.