Congratulations to Tim Storrier who has been announced as a finalist in the 2020 Wynne Prize.
‘If a work of art requires an explanatory text, the meaning and purpose of the work has failed. If the text communicates the aim of the work accurately why have the work? Just display the text. With a well-considered work of art, the less said the better.‘ – Tim Storrier, 2020
The Wynne Prize is awarded annually for ‘the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists.’ This open competition is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The prize was established following a bequest by Richard Wynne, who died in 1895, and first awarded in 1897, in honour of the official opening of the Gallery at its present site. Many winning paintings have become icons in Australian landscape art, entering the collections of public galleries.
The winner of the prize will be announced on the 25 September, 2020. The exhibition of finalists will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 26 September 2020 – 10 January 2021.
To view the other finalists for 2020, click here.
Image above: Tim Storrier The plague year (an itinerant’s repose) 2020 acrylic on canvas 113.5 x 306 cm