Olsen Irwin artists clean up as finalists in the AGNSW Art prizes

Olsen Irwin is proud to announce that several of our artists have been selected as finalists in this year’s Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes.

Being selected as a finalist is a huge honour to any artist as well as a nod of encouragement from the art establishment.

Olsen Irwin would like to publicly congratulate its 6 artists that have been selected across the three awards.

Archibald Prize

The Archibald Prize is awarded annually to the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’.

Julian Meagher

Meagher’s portrait in the Archibald Prize depicts Daniel Johns the former lead singer of Silverchair.

2015ARC_Meagher_08072015_1024px.jpg.449x605_q85 Daniel Johns 2015, oil on linen

 Paul Ryan

Ryan chose to depict actor and fellow Olsen Irwin artist Noah Taylor.  Ryan has painted Taylor’s face thirteen times across found op-shop paintings and ping pong bats.

2015ARC_Ryan_LAYOUT_2_1024px.jpg.505x479_q85Paul Ryan,  Thirteen Noahs 2015, oil on mixed media

Wynne Prize

The Wynne Prize is awarded annually for ‘the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists’.

 Jo Bertini

2015WYN_Bertini_1024pxJo Bertini, Mound spring 2015, oil on canvas, 167 x 198cm

Guy Maestri

2015WYN_Maestri_1024px.jpg.505x599_q85Guy Maestri, Black gold no 5

Julian Meagher

2015WYN_Meagher_1024px.jpg.505x422_q85Julian Meagher, The fatal shore (island life)

Luke Sciberras

 2015WYN_Sciberras_1024px.jpg.505x332_q85Luke Sciberras, Up Shit Creek, Gallipoli

Sulman Prize

The Sulman Prize is awarded for ‘the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist’.

Stephen Ormandy

2015SUL_Ormandy_1024px.jpg.505x586_q85Stephen Ormandy, Attention seeker

From all of the staff of Olsen Irwin, best of luck to the 2015 finalists.

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