The portrait of the artist Karla Dickens by the indigenous painter Blak Douglas won this year’s coveted Archibald Prize.
The Board of Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales unanimously selected a portrait titled Moby Dickens to win Australia’s most prestigious art award on Friday.
Douglas was one of 52 finalists, including a portrait of Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman and former politician Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett.
A self-portrait of last year’s winner, Melbourne-born seven-time finalist Peter Wegner, was also performed.
This year’s Sulman Award was awarded to Claire Healy and Sean Cordero’s work “Raiko and Shuten-doji”. The duo will receive $ 40,000.
The $ 50,000 Win Award was awarded for Nicholas Harding’s Eora painting.
This award recognizes the best landscape paintings of Australian landscapes or figurative sculptures.
Judging by guest artist Joan Ross, the Win Awards recognize the best thematic, genre, or mural projects in oil paints, acrylic paints, watercolors, or mixed media.
The acclaimed honor was given to Big Switch, a portrait of Dr. Saul Griffith by Jude Ray.
This year’s Archibald Award has been awarded annually since 1921, winning a record number of entries from Aboriginal artists and the most Aboriginal finalists in all three contests.
The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman awards received more than 1900 entries.
Archibald is considered one of the most prestigious art awards in the United States and is portrayed by all politicians, celebrities, athletes and artists.
Sydney artist Klaus Stangle, who created the 3D portrait of Kiwi film director Taika Waititi, won the $ 3000 Packing Room Award, a category awarded by gallery staff to receive, unpack, and hang portraits. Did.
All finalists will be on display at the Art Gallery in New South Wales from Saturday to August 28th.
Archibald Prize 2022: Indigenous painter Blak Douglas’s portrait of artist Karla Dickens wins the coveted award
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