Tim Johnson wins Paddington Art Prize - Art Collector

Tim Johnson, Faraway, acrylic on linen, 120 x 150cm. Courtesy: the artist and Paddington Art Prize, Sydney

2 October 2013 | Renowned painted Tim Johnson is the winner of the Paddington Art Prize 2013 for his work Faraway, pictured above.

The main prize is an acquisitive award worth $20,000. Johnson has been active on the Australian and international art scene for over four decades. His work is held in all Australian state galleries, the Australian National Gallery in Canberra, and in private collections across the world.

In addition, an Honourable Mention prize was awarded to John Edwards for his painting
Marking the Boundary, pictured below. His work is held in the Artbank collection, multiple Australian university collections, and the Symnans Saker Elliot and Hickman collection in New Zealand.

John Edwards, Marking the Boundary, oil on canvas, 84 x 14cm diptych. Courtesy: the artist and Paddington Art Prize, Sydney

Two other prizes were also awarded. Sydney-based Will French won the University of New South Wales College of Fine Art (COFA) prize and will create a limited edition print at COFA. Canberra-based Savanhdary Vongpoothorn received the highly commended award.

The judging panel for the 2013 Paddington Art Prize comprised artists Del Kathryn Barton and John Firth Smith, and Ross Harley, dean of COFA. The Paddington Art Prize finalists exhibition is on display at Mary Place Gallery in Paddington, Sydney until 6 October 2013.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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