Lucy Culliton has been featured on ABC News discussing her 2021 Archibald and Sulman Prize artworks. In the interview, Culliton shares her thoughts on being a finalist in the Archibald, which is in its 100th year. Culliton’s entry, ‘Self (bogong moth jumper)’, is a self-portrait of the artist wearing a jumper made and designed by her late Aunt, Carina Clarke.
In the artist’s words, “It’s not a pretty picture. I’ve done my wrinkles and my scungy hands from the gardening. It’s more true than if you’re trying to paint someone you’re trying to please.” (Lucy Culliton, 2021)
Culliton’s entry in the Sulman Prize features the Bogong moth jumper on a coat hanger. Both works will be presented in the Archibald and Sulman Prize exhibitions at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 5 June.
Image credit: Lucy Culliton, ‘Carina’s bogong moth jumper’, 2021, oil on board, 90.0 x 70.0 cm