Thursday, 21 April 2011

Short list: Haydn's Sacrifice wins

Our congratulations go out to Hadyn Wilson, a current PhD student here at the University of Newcastle, who has won the 2011 Gallipoli Art Prize. Inspired by Rayner Hoff's sculpture of the same name, Haydn's painting Sacrifice honours soldiers and they sacrifces they make in times of war. Hayden described his winning painting as “a meditation on war which combines the purposefulness of the military machine - represented by the grid like patterns of World War I trenches taken from aerial photographs - with a montage of the more chaotic and subjective dimension of sacrifice”. Click here to see the ABC News coverage or here to see all the entries.