The Wynne Prize is awarded annually for ‘the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists’.
This open competition is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW, with all finalists being displayed in an exhibition at the Gallery. Many winning paintings have become icons in Australian landscape art, entering the collections of public galleries, including that of the AGNSW.
The prize was established following a bequest by Richard Wynne, who died in 1895, and first awarded in 1897, in honour of the official opening of the Gallery at its present site.
Papunya Tula Artists would like to congratulate Yukultji Napangati in again making the final selection in this years Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Her selection for the second time in the prize highlights Yukultji’s outstanding career and further confirms her position as one of the company’s most dynamic and appreciated artists. At the relatively young age of 43 she has become an artistic leader among her peers and has been instrumental in the development of women’s art at her home community of Kiwirrkura.