The Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (the Gallery) invite artists to submit works in competition for the Wynne Prize 2013.
The prize will be awarded, in the terms of the bequest of the late Richard Wynne of Mount Wilson, to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or to the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists completed during the 12 months preceding the date fixed by the Trustees for sending in entries.
Entries in the Wynne Prize competition are also eligible to be considered for:
- The Trustees’ Watercolour Prize – value $2000
- John & Elizabeth Newham Pring Memorial Prize – value $250
To be considered for selection, a competitor must comply with all entry instructions and conditions.
- Date of work: must be completed 8 March 2012 – 8 March 2013
- Eligibility period: resident in Australia 8 March 2012 – 8 March 2013
- Delivery of entries: 8am-4pm, 4-8 March 2013
- Collection of works not selected: 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday only, 18-28 March 2013
- Collection of works selected for Salon des Refusés: 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday only, 24-31 May 2013
- Collection of works selected for the Wynne Prize: 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday only, 5-14 June 2013
- Finalists announced: 14 March 2013
- Winners announced: 22 March 2013
- Wynne Prize 2013 exhibition: 23 March – 2 June 2013
- Salon des Refusés exhibition: 23 March – 19 May 2013
Instructions and conditions
The artist must have been resident in Australia for the eligibility period: see Key Dates above.
In any year, a competitor may enter one work only. This does not prevent the artist entering other works in other competitions such as the Sulman or Archibald Prizes.
- Must NOT exceed the size limit of 90,000 square cm (eg 3 × 3 m, 1.5 × 6 m). Sculptures must NOT exceed 3 m in height, 2 square m in area or 1000kg in weight. Dimensions apply to the actual work of art, not the mounting or framing. Exhibition wall height is 3.4 m, floor to ceiling.
- May be a multi-panel work as long as the overall dimensions do not exceed the size limit above.
- May be a landscape painting in oil, watercolour, acrylic or mixed media. Seascapes and cityscapes are acceptable.
- May be a figure sculpture in stone, metal, wood or mixed media. The work may be abstracted, but at the same time clearly derived from a figurative source, human or animal.