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