Sir John Sulman Prize

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The Sir John Sulman Prize is one of Australia's longest-running art prizes, having been established in 1936.

It is now held concurrently with the Archibald Prize, Australia's best-known art prize, and also with the Wynne Prize, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Sydney.

Criteria[edit]

The Sir John Sulman Prize is awarded each year for "the best subject/genre painting and/or murals/mural project executed during the two years preceding the [closing] date", and as of 2008 is valued at $20,000. Media may be acrylic, oil, watercolour or mixed media, and applicants must have been resident in Australia for five years.[1]

The definition of the terms as given by the AGNSW is:

A genre painting is normally a composition representing some aspect or aspects of everyday life, and may feature figurative, still-life, interior or figure-in-landscape themes. A subject painting, in contrast to a genre painting, is idealised or dramatised. Typically, a subject painting takes its theme from history, poetry, mythology or religion. In both cases, however, the style may be figurative, representative, abstract or semi-abstract. A mural is a picture that is affixed directly to a wall or ceiling, as part of an architectural and/or decorative scheme.[1]

List of winners[2][edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Major art prizes: Sir John Sulman Prize", Art Gallery of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Sir John Sulman Prize winners (1936 - )". Art Gallery of New South Wales. Retrieved 2009-06-22.