The Northern Illawarra has been well-represented in this year’s prestigious art awards, with locals named as finalists in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes.
Anh Do is an Archibald finalist. Paul Ryan has again made the finals in the Archibald AND this year, is also a finalist in the Sulman Prize.
It’s the thirteenth time Paul has made the Archibald finals. He has also been named a finalist in the Wynne and Sulman Prizes on multiple occasions.
Young artist Chris Zanko has been named a finalist in the Wynne prize for his depiction of a red brick home at Bulli, and is thrilled to have the work of his friend and Egg and Dart stablemate Nick Santoro hanging in the Sulman.
Both Chris and Nick are represented by Thirroul’s Egg and Dart, with works hanging in the latest exhibition, which opens tonight.
“I had every confidence this would happen for Chris and Nick,” says the Egg and Dart’s Aaron Fell-Facasso. “They are the real deal and I know this will continue happening for them. ”
“We have had the work of fellow-finalists Marc Etherington and John Bokor at our shows, and Paul Ryan is a friend of the gallery so we are super-proud of all these incredible local artists.”
The finalists will be on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from May 11 to September 8.