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Shortlisted To Win The Wynne

Art

After being mesmerised by Western Australian artist Tessa MacKay’s portrait of David Wenham in The Archibald prize, we’re jumping back into the visual arts – this time landscape painting – with the 2019 Wynne Prize shortlist.

This year, 29 works have been selected for the shortlist, bringing together diverse depictions of country, from the remote outback, to the suburban brick home.

 

3rd May, 2019

Photo – Barbara Mbitjana Mooroe, ‘Mgayuku ngura (my country)’, acrylic on linen. Courtesy Art Gallery NSW and Mim Stirling.

Photo – Blak Dougals, Elaine Russell, ‘Ashes, damper and kangaroo dinner’, synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Courtesy Art Gallery NSW and Mim Stirling.

Photo – (Left) Witjiti George, ‘Piltati wanampi tjukurpa’, acrylic on linen. (Right) Tjungkara Ken, ‘Seven Sisters’, acrylic on linen. Courtesy Art Gallery NSW ,Mim Stirling and Jenni Carter.

Photo –Marc Etherington, ‘The view from my mum and dads place’ acrylic on linen. Courtesy Art Gallery NSW and Mim Stirling.

Photo – Keith Stevens, Ginger Wikilyiri, ‘Piltati, Nyapari munu Ilpin’, synthetic polymer paint on linen. Courtesy Art Gallery NSW and Mim Stirling.

Photo –(Left) Joshua Yeldham, ‘Lion Island, Pittwater’ acrylic on hand-carved board with cane. (Right) Christopher Zanko, ‘Bulli: bricks and black diamonds’ acrylic of wood relief-carving. Courtesy Art Gallery NSW , Felicity Jenkins and Jenni Carter.

Photo –Bronte Leighton-Dore, ‘Blue to eye’s touch, Merlin’s Lookout’, oil on board. Courtesy Art Gallery NSW and Mim Stirling.

Photo –Robert Malherbe, ‘Lithgow, path to water’, oil on linen. Courtesy Art Gallery NSW and Felicity Jenner.

Photo –Nellie Coulhard, ‘Tjuntala ngurangka (country with acacia wattle)’, acrylic on linen. Courtesy Art Gallery NSW and Mim Stirling.

Photo – Jun Chen, ‘Magnolia trees’, oil on canvas. Courtesy Art Gallery NSW and Mim Stirling.

Photo – (Left) Sylvia Ken, ‘Seven Sisters’, acrylic on linen. (Right) Ken Done, ‘Outback’, oil and acrylic on linen. Courtesy Art Gallery NSW, Mim Stirling and Jenni Carter.

Miriam McGarry
Friday 3rd May 2019

Although perhaps less well known that the Arhibald, the Wynne Prize is one of Australia’s longest running prizes, established in 1897 from the bequest of Richard Wynne. The award is for best landscape painting of Australian scenery (in oils or watercolours) or figure sculpture.

The lineage of previous Wynne prize winners is an impressive line-up of some of Australia’s most esteemed artists, including Brett Whiteley, John Olsen, and Yukultji Napangati.

The 2019 shortlist boasts both emerging and established Australian art stars, who explore Australian landscape and experience – from wild bushfire to suburban brick home. Take a tour of landscape via Ken Done’s ‘Outback’, Marc Etherington‘s ‘The view from my mum and dad’s place’ and Blak Douglas and Elaine Russell‘s ‘Ashes, damper and kangaroo stew for dinner.’

The Wynne prize is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW, and finalists are exhibited from May 11th – September 8th alongside the shortlisted Archibald and Sulman Prize contenders.

Wynne Prize
May 11th to September 8th
Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Road
Sydney, New South Wales

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