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Published on 31 October 2023
Mudgee Arts Precinct is delighted to announce it will feature the Wynne Prize 2023 exhibition which is touring from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and will open Friday 1 December.
The annual Wynne Prize was first awarded in 1897 in honour of the official opening of the Art Gallery of New South Wales at its present site.
The $50,000 Wynne Prize is an open competition judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and awarded annually to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery or figure sculpture, alongside the Archibald and Sulman Prizes.
The Wynne Prize reflects the diversity of figurative sculptural practice, while the paintings are a dynamic reflection of Australian artists’ response to the land, reflecting contemporary aesthetics, environmental and stewardship concerns, and conceptions of Country.
“This is the first time the prestigious Wynne Prize has toured to the regions” Gallery Curator, Lizzy Galloway said.
“It will give our local community as well as the many visitors to the region the opportunity to see the best of Australian contemporary landscape painting and sculpture”.
The Wynne Prize regional tours are proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Create NSW Blockbusters Funding initiative. The exhibition will be on display from Friday 1 December 2023 – 28 January 2024. All are welcome to the exhibition opening from 6pm on Friday 1 December.
Mudgee Arts Precinct is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Entry is free.