Ross Laurie wins Kings School Prize - Art Collector

Ross Laurie, Ram's Gully - Butt Up. Oil on canvas, 137 x 152cm.
Courtesy: the artist and Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney

31 August 2010 | Painter Ross Laurie has won the acquisitive $15,000 King's School Art Prize.

“There is something magical at the core of Ross Laurie’s art. That his work relates intimately to the landscape around Walcha, indeed is inspired by it, we know.

"Yet it is the language he has developed to express a special place that elicits a unique understanding of this natural order in all its guises,” says judge Glenn Barkley, a curator with the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Laurie was selected from a field including Idris Murphy, Brett McMahon and Gladdy Kenmarre.

Jane O'Sullivan