Congratulations 

Winner - People's Choice Award Category

 

Silver Dollar peoples choice 46

Congratulations to Lucy Roleff, Winner of the 46th Muswellbrook Art Prize, People's Choice Prize with her charming work 'Silver Dollars' 2018, oil on canvas, 30 x 40cm

 

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Winner - Painting Category

Pola s

Sacha POLA, Having Reached Utopia, It Was Then Time


2018 │acrylic and conté crayon on
canvas, 135 x 165cm.
This work merges the Classicism and Neo-Classicism (Romanticism) of Western Europe with
Asian visual traditions, invoking notions of the Divine that are as fundamental as they are vague.
It employs a visual language and philosophy that I have been cultivating over the course of my
career, and aims at re-energising the narrative tradition. The image conflates contemporary and
classical iconography and reflects a pop-digital age in which excess is standard, and both the
natural world, and human civilisation, await renewal.

 

Winner - Works on Paper Category

King s

Martin KING, Recess 

2018, graphite on drafting film, watercolour and pigment on paper, 144.5 x 189cm.
Recess I is part of a series of work that fuses aspects and representations of Australian
landscape. Images from early colonial depictions of fauna, 19th century paintings of landscape
including William Strutt and Eugene Von Guerard reappear as contemporary visions of a mixed
up world.

 

Winner - Ceramics Category

Esson s

Merran ESSON, Trees of the Monaro

2018, stoneware, copper glaze, 39 x 70 x 55cm.
Many journeys have informed this work; influences from road trips through the Monaro area in
NSW, time spent in Cézanne’s Provence in Southern France, and the cactus of Mexico. These
realise an abstract simplification that triggers one’s own sensations. They are the thoughts that
keep the traveller awake through the miles traversed to get there, and they are the passing
images that become familiar and permeate the creative processes that inform this art. They are
voluptuous forms that speak of passion and longing, but are pierced with signs of loss.

 Natalie Wilson edited 1

Natalie Wilson is Curator of Australian & Pacific art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, where she has worked since 1998. Research and writing include essays for AGNSW publications Australian Art in the Art Gallery of New South Wales (2000) and Parallel Visions (2002). Since 2006 she has curated many collection-based exhibitions at the AGNSW, and she was a researcher and catalogue compiler for the 2007 Sidney Nolan retrospective. In 2010, Natalie co-curated the retrospective Justin O’Brien: the sacred music of colour. She was awarded the 2011 Art Gallery Society of NSW Staff Development Scholarship to conduct research in PNG, spending 5 weeks travelling in the Highlands and along the Sepik River. She was also awarded the 2012 AGNSW Moya Dyring Studio Residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and spent 2 months in 2013 researching Pacific art in museum collections across Europe and developing the exhibition Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, which opened in May 2014 at the AGNSW. Natalie curated the 2013 retrospective exhibition All fired up: Peter Rushforth, potter for the SH Ervin Gallery, where she is a member of the Art Advisory Committee. In 2015, she curated the touring exhibition Painter in Paradise: William Dobell in New Guinea, which travelled to Lake Macquarie, Brisbane and Cairns, in collaboration with the SH Ervin Gallery. More recently, Natalie curated the 2016 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes exhibition for the AGNSW.

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Works on Paper

Kate

Briscoe

Rockfall Emma Gorge

Mark

Dober

Edge of the Forest

Kate

Dorrough

The Waters Edge

Christine

Druitt-Preston

There could be fairies in this garden - Gulgamree, Mudgee

Garry

Foye

Grawin Construction

Rew

Hanks

Gone Fishing East of Faskrudsfjordur

Amber-Rose

Hulme

Breath

Hanna

Kay

Aspects

Martin

King

Recess I

David

Kurzydlo

Icarus (Before the Flight)

Kellie

O'Dempsey

Butoh Cry

Lyn

Raymer

Roundabout

Wendy

Sharpe

The Alchemy of Things

Craig

Waddell

Narura Ferox

Jodie

Zutt

Bend

Painting

Min-Woo

Bang

Moment of Tranquility

John

Bokor

The Red Velvet Lounge

Melissa

Boughey

Cross Country (taking the steep path backwards)

Geoffrey

Breen

Riverwalk

Kate

Briscoe

Close Up Rockface Split - Geikie Gorge

Byron

Copland

Alan's Pumpkin

David

Darcy

Ken & Tiger (During the Drought)

Bridget

Dolan

The Unseen

Blak

Douglas

Sting Dynasty

Philip

Drummond

Between Seasons

Nicolette

Eisdell

Majestic Interior

Rocco

Fazzari

Coastal Walk

Peter

Gardiner

36.7169°S 141.8783°E (somewhere, somehow)

Mike

Green

Early Morning, Ormiston Gorge

Craig

Handley

Funny Ha Hahs and Bloody Galahs

Jude

Hotchkiss

In The End

Sacha

Jeffrey

Having Reached Utopia, It Was Then Time

Gabrielle

Jones

Soft Landing (Birds of a Feather)

Hanna

Kay

Shibboleth R

Maree

Kelly

Evanesce

Ben

Kenning

What's Sense in Non-Sense (Gray Matter)

Kiata

Mason

Night Table

Cathryn

McEwen

Woven Coastline

Annemarie

Murland

Sheep Pens Dreaming

Vanessa

Newell

Afternoon on the Back Verandah

Rodney

Pople

Goulburn War Memorial at 3:00 am

Lucy

Roleff

Silver Dollars

Wendy

Sharpe

Self Portrait with Ghosts

Mike

Staniford

Inferno

Stef

Tarasov

The Splendour

Craig

Waddell

From Where We are to Who We Will Become

Works Ceramics

Ros

Auld

Presence

Mollie

Bosworth

Quandong Blues

Johanna

De Maine

Chiisai Sakura

Tracy

Dickason

Becoming

Natalie

Duncan

Dungog Memory Jug

Merran

Esson

Trees of the Monaro

Barry

Jackson

Dark Earth 2

Caroline

Kerr

Layer by Layer

Jeff

Mincham

For Robert

Anne

Mossman

Seams of Uncertainty

Sassy

Park

Indian Myna

Simon

Reece

Feeling Blue

Ebony

Russell

Piped Dream - Blue Drip

Alexandra

Standen

My Mind is Full of Thoughts of You

Geoff

Thomas

Anagama Fired Jar

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