Thursday, May 28, 2015
Hill End artist Genevieve Carroll winner of Arts Unlimited painting prize.
A “joyous and exuberant” work by artist Genevieve Carroll has won the Pro Hart Prize for Hanging Art in the 2015 Art Unlimited competition, held at Dunedoo on the weekend.
Ms Carroll was awarded the $3000 prize for her oil on canvas diptych titled Tugging the World to Fruit.
Judge and Orange Regional Art Gallery director Lisa Loader described the painting as a “joyous, exuberant and powerful” work.
“Genevieve Carroll’s brushwork is assured and the composition well resolved,” she said.
“In a very strong exhibition that presented a difficult exercise to choose a winner, the work stood out.”
Ms Carroll’s work was chosen from 236 entries in the competition’s Hanging Art Category.
The $3000 prize is donated each year by Raylee Hart, widow of iconic outback painter Pro Hart, in memory of her husband who was committed to making art accessible to people in regional Australia.