Hill End artists finalists in major prizes

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Five Hill End artists are finalists in three prestigious art prizes – the Archibald and Wynne prizes at the NSW Art Gallery and the Blake Prize at the Casula Powerhouse.

Rosemary Valadon, who exhibited her work earlier this year at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, and Danelle Bergstrom are both finalists in the Archibald Prize at the NSW Art Gallery.

Luke Sciberras has been announced as a finalist for the Wynne prize for landscape with his entry Buffalo Country, Katherine NT.

Bill Moseley and Joanna Logue were finalists in the Blake Prize and their work, a tintype called Vol de nuit, has been selected for the Blake touring exhibition.

Go to the NSW Art Gallery website to see all the finalists for both the Archibald and Wynne prizes.



“‘My painting was influenced by a photograph of a sardonic Lord Lichfield taken by David Bailey. It depicts him in evening dress, with a serviette drooping from his sleeve, cigarette in hand, and a slightly bemused expression. I responded to the roguish self-confidence of the image, and Luke loved it as well so we decided to use the pose as our starting point.”
Rosemary Valadon.





“Guy Warren is a philosophical artist who is deeply interested in the relationship between humanity and nature. Adventurous in both life and art, with an innate curiosity and inventiveness, he is obdurate in pursuit of his vision. I have always admired Guy for his sensitivity, his gentleness and his total commitment to his work. I share with him a love and passion for and a connection to the land.”
Danelle Bergstrom



“Buffalo country takes me back to a journey through the grasslands and along the escarpments of Katherine in the Northern Territory. A wild place, entirely unpredictable and immensely powerful, this is a landscape where people and animals are pitted against each other and are at once enmeshed. The dynamic is just as complex between European and Indigenous inhabitants. Here is a painterly response reflecting something of this place of harmony and of paradox.”
Luke Sciberras

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