From the left: Stuart Watters, Jane Watters, Director of the S.H. Ervin Gallery and Ross Laurie Winner of Paddington Art Prize 2015
Peter Sharp, Marlene Antico, Ross Laurie and Euan Macleod enjoying the start of the luncheon.
The Paddington Art Prize in association with Lucio Galletto OAM of Lucio’s Italian Restaurant hosted the Annual Luncheon to celebrate the 2015 winner of the prize, Ross Laurie and to thank the judges.
Date: Saturday, 14th of November
2015 Paddington Art Prize Exhibition of National Finalists
Marlene Antico with the 2015 winner Ross Laurie standing in front of his winning painting, Pink Dawn at Weabonga
Robert Malherbe with Marlene Antico in front of his painting
Peter Sharp one of the judges with Marlene Antico and Paul Green, photographer in the background.
Client with artist Henry Witjika Young in front of his painting.
Joe Frost finalist with friends.
Date: Thursday, 22nd of October, 2015
Tony Costa's Limited Edition Print of Winning Entry
This year, each completed entry is automatically placed into the draw to be randomly selected to win a signed, limited edition print by Tony Costa of his winning painting "Fallen Tree Port Hacking RNP" from 2014.
This high quality, signed, limited edition digital print of the 2014 winning entry by Tony Costa is available for sale.
First Female Winner of the Paddington Art Prize Announced Last Night At The 8th Annual Awards Event.
Margaret Loy Pula beat 68 finalists and was last night named the winner of the 2011 Paddington Art Prize, collecting $20,000 for the feat and national recognition at the 8th annual Opening Night and Prize Presentation held at the MENZIES ART BRANDS GALLERY, 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.
Her work, Anatye (Bush Potato) was chosen as the national winner by judges Cressida Campbell, William Wright AM and Chris Antico. Two honourable mentions from Menzies Art Brands were awarded to Eva Napaltjarri Nelson and Kathy Parthenis.
This year the judges also added two Highly Commended prizes from Oxford Art Supplies and Chris and Samantha Antico to artists Christina Budden and Robyn Sweany and the Packers' Pick, this year, went to Boyd Sanday.
Margaret Loy Pula hails from an incredibly distinguished artistic family. She is the daughter of well-known Aboriginal artist Kathleen Petyarre and the mother of Abie Loy Kemarre. Both Abie and Margaret were taught to paint by Kathleen.
Principal sponsor and founder, Marlene Antico, established the prize in 2004 to support contemporary artists by providing a substantial monetary award to assist them in developing their career and by offering the means of exposing their work to a wider audience.
The Paddington Art Prize exhibition will run from Tuesday October 4 until Sunday 16 October 2011.
The Paddington Art Prize would also like to thank their major sponsors and supporters the University of NSW, COFA, Menzies Art Brands, Art Treasury, IAS Fine Art Logistics and Hill End Artist Retreat, Evans Media Public Relations and Events Management, Woollahra Municipal Council, Wolf Blass, Tracey Deep Floral Sculptures and ArtCare Courier Service.
HIGH RES IMAGES OF MARGARET LOY PULA AND INTERVIEWS WITH WINNERS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.