The painting Land of the Free has been selected as one of 30 finalists in the Albany Art Prize. Now in its 9th year, the $25,000 prize continues to play an important role in the cultural and economic development of the Great Southern region.
The three judges were; Stefano Carboni, Director, Art Gallery of Western Australia; Michael Edwards, Director, Contemporary Art Tasmania; and Mark Stewart, Curator, Murdoch University collection, Western Australia.
It's an honour to be chosen for any curated prize and I am extraordinarily fortunate to have been selected for 74 major prizes. Ever wanting to refine my work, this picture has had an multi year gestation and was finally finished only the day before this competition closed.
The exhibition is on from 3 September - 16 October 2016 at Carol Pettersen Hall, Albany Town Hall, 217 York St, Albany WA