Dive 3, 2019, oil and acrylic on linen, 183 x 153 cm – Sulman Prize Finalist
We were all thrilled that Ken was selected as a finalist in both the Wynne and Sulman Prizes at the Art Gallery of NSW for 2019. The Wynne is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, while the Sulman is given to the best subject painting. Along with the Archibald, these three iconic exhibitions are the most famous (and often the most controversial!) in Australia. Our congratulations go to this year's winners Tony Costa (Archibald), Sylvia Ken (Wynne) and McLean Edwards (Sulman).
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You can also view all the nominees via the links below. See if you agree with the judges this year!
"This painting is based on years of exploring the joys and images that can be found underwater, especially around the coral reefs. This painting however, is as much about making interesting marks and controlling the accidents that happen when parts of the canvas are quiet wet. Hopefully these are marks that people will continue to find joy in over a number of viewings."
"Although most Australians cling to the edge of the country, the landscape of the outback, the Red Centre and Kakadu are firmly embraced by the Australian soul. This painting came off a recent camping trip in Kakadu and I was thrilled by the wonderful statuesque feel of the termite mounds and the scrubby landscape and grasses on which they stand. I hope this painting conveys something of that feeling and the heat of a hot summers day."