Saturday, 25 April 2009

Archibald and Wynne Prize

"Motherland" by Joshua Yeldham

"Oyster Leases -Indigo Island" image from ArtHouse Gallery

"Half Moon River"

The Archibald and Wynne Exhibitions are coming to a close in Sydney so we made a trip to the gallery this weekend to see them. 
By far my favourite work was 'Motherland' by Joshua Yeldham. It reminded me in some ways of a combination of Japanese silk painting and an Aboriginal artwork. Lines and marks were carved into it, and in places it has little piece of wood poking out which in certain light cast shadows that look like trees seen from the air. 
The Archibald is on at the Art Gallery of NSW until 24 May.

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