painting recalls genius of whiteley
"ARKIE Whiteley’s widower Jim Elliott has bought a Craig Ruddy painting called Moonlight for $42,000 because it reminds him a work by Arkie’s father, the late artist Brett Whiteley."
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charity auction "rainbows for kate"
Charity auction "Rainbows for Kate" Artwork was bought by a major chinese property tycoon
The Archibald Prize is the most prestigious painting prize in Australia, 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’.
This open competition is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW. Finalists are displayed in an exhibition at the Gallery.
The Archibald Prize was first awarded in 1921. In establishing the prize, JF Archibald’s aim was to foster portraiture as well as support artists and perpetuate the memory of great Australians. Over the years some of Australia’s most prominent artists have entered and the subjects have been equally celebrated in their fields.
craig ruddy and the archibald prize
Craig Ruddy has been a winner and finalist of the Archibald prize and the People’s Choice Award.
2004 / Portrait of David Gulpilil “Two Worlds”
Archibald Prize Winner
Winner of the People’s choice award in Sydney and Melbourne.
David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu AM, is an Aboriginal actor and traditional dancer.
2010 / Portrait of Warwick Thornton “The Prince of Darkness”.
Archibald Prize Finalist
Winner of the people’s choice award
Warwick Thornton is an aboriginal writer/director, won the Camera d’Or for Best Feature Film at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival for Samson & Delilah.