When I was in Sydney last week we visited the New South Wales Art Gallery to view the finalists of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Art Prizes. The Archibald Art Prize is Australia's favourite and most prestigious art prize. There were 884 participants and a $5000 prize.
The Archibald prize is for the best portrait.
The winner was Fiona Lowry's portrait of Penelope Seidler a well known architect. It was an unusual technique, a misty monochrome.
The Wynne prize is for the best Australian landscape or sculpture.
Michael Johnson won with this piece called 'Oceania high low.'
My favourite was Max Mannix's "Where I'd Like to be."
The Sulman Prize is for the best subject painting.
The winner was Andrew Sullivan with T-Rex. (I didn't like it at all)
But I was attracted to this one "The Archer" by Michael Peck maybe because it reminded me of my Grandson who has just discovered archery.
After our stroll around the gallery we had lunch with our daughter and SIL at the gallery cafe and then returned to their apartment overlooking the sea.