Hadyn Wilson wins 2011 Gallipoli Art Prize - Art Collector

Haydn Wilson, Sacrifice. Oil on canvas, 120 x 110cm. Courtesy: the artist

2 May 2011 | Hadyn Wilson has won the 2011 Gallipoli Art Prize for a painting titled Sacrifice.

The artist comments the work was an attempt to combine the “purposefulness of the military machine,” represented in the painting through a grid like pattern echoing the trenches of World War I, with a “montage of the more chaotic and subjective dimension of sacrifice”.

The judging panel for this year’s prize included art critic John McDonald and curator Barry Pearce.

Wilson was selected from a field that included Leo Robba, Garry Shead and Peter Smeeth.

A spokesperson for the prize, Clare McGregor, said the Gallipoli Memorial Club, which organises the prize, would like to see more professional artists entering the prize next year.

Jane O'Sullivan

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