Congratulations to all finalists in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017.
Archibald Prize Finalists 2017 include Lucy Culliton and Robert Malherbe.
Wynne Prize Finalists 2017 include Lucy Culliton, Juz Kitson, Fiona Lowry, William Mackinnon, Guy Maestri and Alexandra Standen.
Sulman Prize Finalists 2017 include Robert Malherbe and Monica Rohan.
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
Art Gallery of New South Wales
29 July – 22 October 2017
____________08.07.17 2017 Hadley’s Art Prize
William Mackinnon and Guy Maestri are finalists in the inaugural Hadley’s Art Prize in Hobart, Tasmania. The 2017 theme for the acquisitive landscape prize is ‘History and Place’ for the best portrayal of the Australian landscape which acknowledges the past.
Mackinnon was selected for his work, Community 2010, painted during his time working as a field officer for Papunya Tula artists in the Northern Territory.
Maestri was selected for his work, Governor’s ravages 2017 which references the 1978 Australian Film, and Thomas Keneally’s Booker Prize-nominated novel The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith. The text ‘A whole host of improvements’ is a quote from the story and the image itself is painted from a screenshot from the movie.
The winner of the $100,00 acquisitive prize will be announced at the opening of the exhibition of finalists’ artwork.
Image credit: William Mackinnon Community 2017 acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen 99.0 x 122.0 cm
____________01.07.17 Danie Mellor in ‘Travellers’ at Queensland Art Gallery
Danie Mellor is featured in group exhibition, Travellers, at the Queensland Art Gallery. Exploring the metaphysical aspects of travel, the exhibition also features work by Jeffrey Smart, Jan Senbergs, Hiroaki Takahashi, Craig Koomeeta and many more.
Curated by Peter McKay, Curator, Contemporary Australian Art, Travellers includes decorative objects that transport sustenence and medicine, as well as paintings, prints, sculptures and videos drawn from the collection that capture discovery, trade, pilgrimage and forced relocation.
Image Credit: Danie Mellor Whether you like it or not 2005 pencil on Magnani paper 71.0 x 101.0 cm QAGOMA Collection