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Answered prayers

In exhibition, painting on 16 June 2009 at 9:37 am

Metro - Jackson SlatteryJackson Slattery, Our Plastic Everything is Broken

Congratulations to Jackson Slattery, who picked up $40,000 today in this year’s Metro Art Award, Australia’s richest art prize for emerging young artists.

He won with a small watercolour of Hajj pilgrims praying called Our Plastic Everything is Broken. Slattery, who is 25, is currently a studio artist at the Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, and you can see more of his work here.

Another prize of $10,000 for the public’s choice was won by Victoria Reichelt for her self-portrait, presented as shelves stacked with books.

Metro - Victoria ReicheltVictoria Reichelt Self Portrait

Also catching Kollektor’s eye were a photo-realist painting of recyclables by Peter Tankey, and Dane Lovett’s introspective self-portrait, below.

Metro - Peter TankeyPeter Tankey, Gregor’s Metamorphosis

Metro - Dane LovettDane Lovett, Self Portrait

The annual prize is award by the Metro Art Gallery, a commercial gallery in Armadale, Melbourne, whose stable of artists includes John Olsen and Tim Storrier.

The 20 finalists were drawn from an entry pool of more than 200 works. An exhibition of the finalists’ work continues at the gallery until 5 July 2009.

Image details, from top:

Jackson Slattery, Our Plastic Everything is Broken 2008. Watercolour on paper.
18 x 31 cm

Victoria Reichelt, Self Portrait 2009. Oil on canvas, 110 x 110 cm.

Peter Tankey, Gregor’s Metamorphosis 2009. Oil on canvas, 85 x 85 cm.

Dane Lovett, Self Portrait 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 170 x 150 cm.

  1. copying from photos? thats got the nod now has it?

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