Congratulations Yvonne Boag, winner of the Paddington Art Prize 2020, a $30,000 annual, national acquisitive award for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape – a significant contemporary genre with a long tradition in Australian painting and a key contributor to our national ethos, sponsored by Marlene Antico OAM.
The winning work, titled Yerriyong (Regrowth After Fires), was inspired by a recent trip taken by the artist to Braidwood; ‘I was struck by the devastation from the recent bushfires as I drove from Braidwood to Nowra. In this painting I have attempt to convey the power of regrowth and renewal that is possible after such devastation,’ said Boag.
This year’s judging panel included: Ross Laurie, Visual Artist and Past Winner of the Paddington Art Prize; Rhonda Davis, Senior Curator at the Macquarie University Art Gallery; and, Jeanette Siebols, Visual Artist and Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts at the Australian Catholic University.
Additional winners include:
Honourable Mention Prize $3,000 sponsored by Chris Antico – Paul Higgs, Landscape Noise
Highly Commended Prize $1,000 sponsored by Chris Antico – Rachel Ellis, Winter, Gormans Hill Road, Bathurst, 2020
Defiance/Nock Foundation Prize – Fred Magro, Garden is becoming a robe room
Defiance/Nock Foundation Prize – Christopher Dewar, Boop’s Window
UNSW Art & Design Print Prize – Peter O’Doherty, Row of Apartments Hillsdale
Finalists’ works can be viewed at Defiance Gallery, Sydney, from 29 October to 8 November 2020.