ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Friday 5 July 2013

Congratulations Ian Tully winner Broken Hill Outback Open Art Prize

Art Scene
The winner of Broken Hill's 'Outback Open Art Prize' has been announced by the Prize's judge, Musswellbrook Regional Art Centre Manager Brad Franks and the winner is -

Ian Tully, with his sculpture "Personal Mobile Broadband Satellite Receiver" 2013.

'Pinnacles Desert' by Tim Winters
courtesy artist

Second prize ($2,500) went to Tim Winters with his piece "Pinnacles Desert" 2013 (pictured).

The Encouragement Award ($800) went to Vincent Namatjira with his piece "Albert Namatjira Camping" 2013.

As you can see, I have managed to get in touch with one of the prize winners (so far) to obtain an image of their prize winning entry. I will pursue Ian and Albert (if possible) for images of their artworks. I love the colours in Tim's painting on paper which was inspired by the Pinnacles Desert in Western Australia. Congratulations to you Tim. Well done.

The People's Choice Award results are not yet known.  This is the first time the non financial People's Choice Award has been offered.

An exhibition of the winning entries and all the 44 finalist's pieces will run from -

6 July to 18 August 2013 at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery -

404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill

Gallery hours - Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm

Entry by gold coin donation.

The annual "Outback Open Art Prize" has been offered since 1994.

Ian has won the acquisitive $15,000 prize, and in return, the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery will acquire the winning sculpture for  display in its already impressive and extensive collection. Not only is Ian Tully a sculptor, but he is also the Director of the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery. Swan Hill is a Victorian border town about 4.5 or so hours drive from Broken Hill. 

Tim Winters is from Stewart Town near Orange, a regional centre in central New South Wales. Tim was interviewed earlier today on ABC Radio National's Bush Telegraph program. See the link here to the interview - http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bushtelegraph/outback-art/4801940. In the interview Tim said of his artwork "It is definitely not a literal landscape, it is more an interpretation of it."

Vincent Namatjira is the grandson of the famous Australian artist Albert Namatjira.

Congratulations to Ian on winning this coveted art prize, as well as to Tim and Vincent. I am told by someone from the finalist's selection panel that the standard of the entries was very high. I look forward to seeing the sculpture when I'm next in Broken Hill.

Cheers, Jane D

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