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 (APY) lands of northern South Australia. They are the third indigenous artists to win the much-coveted award and the first from their APY Lands to do so.
“The Wynne is a hugely prestigious award whose past winners include many of Australia’s most famous landscape artists,’ says Whistlewood’s co curator Susan McCulloch. “The Ken sisters’ paintings have long been notable for their vibrant colours and wonderful fluidity. According to the judges, their work this year was a clear winner.”
“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 Saturday, September 24, with one of McCulloch & McCulloch’s unique Art Parades in which more than 50 works are shown by a team of paraders while she provides commentary on the works and meanings.
Along with the Ken’s works, the range 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 at 2.30pm.
Tickets: $20. Places limited & bookings essential online at mccullochart.eventbrite. com.au or as below
Exhibition open Sunday, September 25 + Friday Sept 30-Sunday Oct 2, 11am-5pm
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