Last Chance @ Archibald 2011

NSW Regional Tour  – 2011 Archibald Prize Exhibition

Just wanted to let you know a selection of 2011 Archibald Prize finalists, courtesy of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, is in its final days of exhibition at the Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah. The exhibition closes this Sunday 11 September at 5pm. We recently took the scenic drive from Byron on a bit of a grey old day but certainly weren’t disappointed when we got there. The winning portrait of recently passed acclaimed Australian artist ‘Margaret Olley’ by Ben Quilty looked good enough to eat. Up close the work appears like something from the best gelato bar ever, however, when you step away, that slap of paint here and mix of colour there merges unmistakably into ‘our’ Margaret.  Impressive to say the least, and a well deserved winner.

Archibald 2011 Ben Quilty
Left: 2011 Archibald Prize Winner ‘Margaret Olly’ by Ben Quilty
Right: The exhibition offers a selection of works large and small
Archibald 2011 Tweed Gallery Murwillumbah
Top: Winner – ‘Margaret Olly’ by Ben Quilty looked good enough to eat
Bottom: Fave picks –  (Left) ‘Waleed Aly’ by Abdul Abdullah   (Right) ‘DA’ by Amanda Marburg

Archibald 2011 People's Choice Winner
Top: (Left) ‘Hearing Meditation’ by Apple Xiu Yin
(Right) Winner – People’s Choice – ‘John Coetzee’ by Adam Chang
Bottom: Gallery browers (Left) in ‘Hearing Meditation’
and (Right) with ‘Ray in Paris’ by Lucy Culliton
Archibald 2011  Prue's Faves
Top: ‘Hugo at Home’ by Nicholas Harding
Bottom: Prue was keen on both Wilfred and Weaving
Archibald 2011 Tweed Gallery Murwillimbah (2)
Even though it was a grey old day, the Tweed River Art Gallery would
have to offer one of the best locations for views and coffee in the area

Tweed River Art Gallery

Archibald Prize 2011 – NSW Regional Tour
Exhibition closes Sunday 11 September
2 Mistral Road
Murwillumbah South NSW 2484
02 6670 2790
Wed to Sun 10am – 5pm
www.tweed.nsw.gov.au

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