Paintings by two of the five sisters whose large collaborative painting of their country won the Wynne Prize for Landscape Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in July feature in the Spring Salon + Art Parade exhibition at Whistlewood Gallery, Shoreham, this month.
The Wynne Prize is Australia’s longest running art prize and is awarded each year in conjunction with the Archibald Prize. This year’s winners were the Ken sisters from the Aboriginal-owned art centre Tjala Arts in Amata in the Pitjantjatjara lands of northern South Australia.
Whistlewood’s co-curator Susan McCulloch says: “The Wynne is a hugely prestigious award whose past winners include many of Australia’s most famous landscape artists. We’ve shown the works by the Ken sisters and many other artists of equal stature for a number of years and it’s fabulous to be able to feature them now in this new context as major prize winners!”
Ms McCulloch will open the show on September 24 with one of McCulloch & McCulloch’s unique Art Parades. The range also includes new paintings, sculptures and barks the McCullochs have gathered from their annual northern trips to the Top End and Central deserts.
Art Parade: Saturday, September 24, 2.30pm.
Tickets: $20. Places limited, bookings essential online at mccullochart.eventbrite.com.au or as below.
Exhibition: open Sunday, September 25, and Friday, September 30-Sunday October 2, 11am-5pm.
WHISTLEWOOD | ART CONSULTANCY + PRIVATE GALLERY
A: 642 Tucks Rd, Shoreham
T: 5989 8282
Image: My Country by Tjungkara Ken, 198 x 122cm, one of the Wynne Prize winning artists.