Australian Galleries would like to congratulate Dean Brown, Prudence Flint, Lewis Miller, Peter Wegner and Marcus Wills, who among 51 artists in total have been named as finalists in this year’s iconic Archibald Prize.
Congratulations also to Stewart MacFarlane, who is a finalist in the Wynne Prize and Richard Tipping, finalist in the Sir John Sulman Prize.
The Archibald Prize is awarded annually to the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’.
The Archibald Prize was first awarded in 1921. In establishing the prize, JF Archibald’s aim was to foster portraiture as well as support artists and perpetuate the memory of great Australians.
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.
The winners of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes will be announced on July 15, 2016.
For a full listing of finalists visit: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/2016/
Pictured above: Dean Brown ‘McLean Edwards’
Marcus Wills ‘The ersatz (James Batchelor)’
Peter Wegner ‘John Wolseley’
Prudence Flint ‘Shower’
Lewis Miller ‘Portrait of Bernie Teague’
Stewart MacFarlane ‘Last light’
Richard Tipping ‘Jump start – our ‘roo shoots through’