Australian Artist

Archive for March 16, 2012

Finalist in Australia’s most extraordinary art event.


Each year, the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW judge the Archibald and Wynne Prizes, and invite an artist to judge the Sulman Prize (in 2011 it was Richard Bell).


image: In Mob We Trust (Richard Bell) acrylic on canvas and wood by Luke Roberts

This year Luke’s portrait of Richard is a finalist in the Archibald Prize, one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art prizes. It’s awarded to the best portrait painting, preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics.

The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture, while the Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media.