HADYN WILSON WINS 2011 GALLIPOLI ART PRIZE
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.