Tim McMonagle wins Fletcher Jones - Art Collector

Tim McMonagle, The happy song, 2009. Oil on linen, 183 x 183cm. Collection of Geelong Gallery. Courtesy: the artist

27 July 2010 | Auckland-born but now Melbourne-based painter Tim McMonagle has won Geelong Gallery's $30,000 Fletcher Jones art prize. His work The happy song depicts a dishevelled, barefoot woman reclining on a heaped mound of worldly possessions, with discarded high heels and a plastic cup in the foreground.

McMonagle was selected from a field of 42 other finalists including Yvette Coppersmith, Richard Lewer, Tony Lloyd, Victoria Reichelt, Nathan Taylor and Savanhdary Vongpoothorn.

Jane O'Sullivan

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