The David Wilkie PhD Scholarship for the Study of Spanish Art has been awarded to Danielle Smith, who will begin her doctoral research in September 2017.

The research will focus on eighteenth-century Spanish art and visual culture, especially Spanish costume books, taking Juan de la Cruz Cano’s 'Colección de trajes de España' (1777) as a starting point. Danielle will work under the supervision of Dr Claudia Hopkins and Professor Viccy Coltman in the School of History of Art.

Danielle holds a Masters from the University of Queensland (Australia) with a Masters thesis on the Spanish artist Luis Paret y Alcázar. She has contributed to exhibitions and research for the Queensland Art Gallery and the University of Queensland Art Museum. Since 2014 she has also worked as a teaching and research assistant in the Department of Art History at the University of Queensland. 

The David Wilkie Scholarship for the Study of Spanish Art is generously funded by the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (CEEH).