Wynne and Sul­man Prizes

Time Out (Sydney) - - ART -

While the Archie might get most of the at­ten­tion, the Art Gallery of NSW ex­hi­bi­tion also in­cludes the fi­nal­ists for the Wynne Prize, awarded to an Aus­tralian land­scape paint­ing or fig­u­ra­tive sculp­ture, and Sir John Sul­man Prize, awarded to a sub­ject or genre paint­ing or mu­ral project. As is usu­ally the case, there’s a strong show­ing from Abo­rig­i­nal artists among the 46 Wynne Prize fi­nal­ists, with the cen­tral room of the ex­hi­bi­tion taken over by bold In­dige­nous land­scapes. The room in­cludes this year’s win­ner: Yukultji Na­pan­gati’s un­ti­tled paint­ing of Yu­nala, a rock hole among the sand­hills west of Ki­wirrkura in West­ern Australia. This year’s 17 Sul­man Prize fi­nal­ists in­clude provoca­tive and po­lit­i­cally charged works by artists in­clud­ing Ab­dul Ab­dul­lah, David Griggs, Joan Ross and Wendy Sharpe. But the win­ner is South Aus­tralian In­dige­nous artist Kay­lene Whiskey, whose paint­ing ‘Kay­lene TV’ fea­tures pop leg­ends Cher and Dolly Par­ton per­form­ing to­gether on TV.

Yukultji Na­pan­gati, 2018 (de­tail)

Kay­lene Whiskey, ‘Kay­lene TV’ 2018

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