Three of Australia’s major art prizes won by Copyright Agency members

June 5, 2018 | Featured Blog

Copyright Agency member Yvette Coppersmith has won the 2018 Archibald Prize for her painting Self-portrait, after George Lambert (pictured below).

This is the fifth painting Ms Coppersmith has exhibited in the Archibald and was selected from almost 800 entries for the $100,000 award. Of the 57 finalists in this year’s prize, 15 are Copyright Agency members (see the full list below) including Vincent Namatjira whose work Studio self-portrait was highly commended by the judges.

Both the Wynne and Sulman Prizes were also won by Copyright Agency members. Yukultji Napangati, represented by the Aboriginal Artists Agency, won the $50,000 Wynne Prize for her painting Untitled (pictured below), which was selected from 46 finalist’s paintings and 695 entries.

The $40,000 Sulman Prize, which is awarded for the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist, has been awarded to Iwantja Arts and Crafts painter Kaylene Whiskey for Kaylene TV (pictured below).

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 9 September. The Archibald Prize then tours regional NSW and Victoria.

Copyright Agency members were represented in the following art prizes:

Archibald Finalists

Yvette Coppersmith – Winner

Vincent Namatjira – Highly Commended

Adam Hill (Blak Douglas)

Angela Tiatia

Ben Smith

Benjamin Aitken

Euan Macleod

Graeme Drendel

Mathew Lynn

Noel Thurgate

Robert Hannaford

Salvatore Zofrea

Wendy Sharpe

Yvonne East

Archibald Prize 2018 winner Yvette Coppersmith ‘Self-portrait, after George Lambert’ © the artist. Photo: AGNSW

Wynne Finalists

Yukultji Napangati – Winner

Aida Tomescu

Betty Pumani

Hiromi Tango

John Olsen

Maringka Baker

Mumu Mike Williams

Naomi Kantjuriny

Nawurapu Wunungmurra

Nellie Coulthard

Noel Mckenna

Peter Mungkuri

Phyllis Thomas

Ray Ken

Sonia Kurarra

Stephanie Monteith

Sylvia Ken

Tim Storrier

Tjimpayi Presleye

Wawiriya Burton

Yalanba Wanambi

Yaritji Young

Yurpiya Lionel

Wynne Prize 2018 winner Yukultji Napangati ‘Untitled’ © the artist. Photo: AGNSW

Sulman Finalists

Kaylene Whiskey – Winner

Abdul Abdullah

Catherine Clayton-Smith

George Raftopoulos

Jason Phu

Jaye Early

Karen Black

Phil James

Ramesh Nithyendran

Wendy Sharpe

Sulman Prize 2018 winner Kaylene Whiskey ‘Kaylene TV’ © the artist. Photo: AGNSW

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