2011 archibald

On- Tuesday 17 May 2011

This weekend we did our annual trip to the Archibald exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW. I actually always think the best part is the Wynne prize, and two of my favourites from last where finalists again. Joshua Yeldham and Neil Frazer. Plus I really liked the photo realistic painting of a graffiti covered back street by Luke Barker. Which reminds me I still have some Melbourne graffiti photos to share from our trip in January - more of that later.

The winner of this years Archibald Prize, Margaret Olley by Ben Quilty, was far better in real life, photos don't quite do it justice. I also really like the technique of Craig Ruddy's Cathy Freeman portrait. Splashes of acrylic paint across the back of toughened glass and ink on the front, over the top of plaster on canvas.

The Archibald and Wynne Prizes are at the Art Gallery of NSW until 26th June.

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