Gregory Pryor wins $50,000 commission - Art Collector

21 February 2011 | Painter Gregory Pryor is the first artist to be awarded the inaugural City of Perth Artwork Commission.

The $50,000 commission has been initiated to improve the city’s holdings of work by West Australian artists who have a national reputation.

Pryor won the commission with a proposal for a large-scale diptych dealing with issues of geographical isolation. It will depict the richness of the local environment, particularly coastal borders and river systems, and refer to the importance of water throughout the city’s history.

Pryor was selected by a panel including Ted Snell, the director of University of Western Australia Cultural Precinct and Wesfarmer Arts’ curator Helen Carroll.

Jane O'Sullivan

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