Image above: Raymond Arnold To see the bones and the tombstone at once / Huon pine 2022 oil on canvas 115 x 156 cm
Congratulations to Raymond Arnold who has been announced as a finalist in the 2022 John Leslie Art Prize for landscape painting.
The biennial John Leslie Art Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious prizes for landscape painting. The Prize was inaugurated in 2000 and is named after the Gallery’s Patron, John Leslie OBE (1919-2016). The continuation of this $20,000 acquisitive prize is made possible through the generous ongoing support of the John Leslie Foundation.
The shortlist of 50 finalists was selected from a total field of 455 entries received from all over Australia by this year’s judges Dr Sheridan Palmer, Melanie Caple and Simon Gregg. The list of finalists includes works by leading and emerging artists from around Australia and spans a wide range of styles and approaches from the field of contemporary landscape painting.
The winner of the prize will be announced on Friday 9 September, and the exhibition of finalists will be displayed at Gippsland Art Gallery from 10 September – 27 November 2022. For more information, visit the Gippsland Art Gallery website.