Margaret Loy Pula has won the 28th Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Toowong, with her entry ‘Anatye (Bush Potato)’. She receives $30,000 prize money for her winning entry.
The winning painting is an acrylic on linen and is based on Margaret’s own culture, with the Bush Potato being a primary source of bush food for the Anmatyerre people of Central Australia. Previously, Margaret has won the Paddington Art Prize in 2011.
The Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize is an acquisitive award and the winning entry becomes part of the Club’s art collection.
A total of 89 artists entered this year’s Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize. The 2017 judging panel drew expertise from Simon Elliott, Deputy Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Dr Deborah Hart, Curator of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Australia, Emeritus Professor and artist Pat Hoffie and Ernie Ward, Tattersall’s Club Committeeman.
Melissa Egan was Highly Commended by the judging panel for her painting ‘Infinite Life’, as was Robyn Sweaney for ‘Pilgrimage’.
Guy Maestri received a Commended award for his piece ‘The Dam (Snowy Hydro). Michael McWilliams was also Commended for ‘A Dry Congregation’’.
Tattersall’s Club Members voted for Ji Chen’s ‘Lake Burley Griffin (Canberra)’ to receive the Members’ Choice Award.
Following a week of celebrations at Tattersall’s Club, the exhibition will move to the Riverside Centre foyer, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane for a public exhibition from Monday 11 September until Friday 22 September (excluding weekends). Members of the public can purchase the paintings and also vote for their favourite for the People’s Choice Award. In addition to the landscape art prize, a special feature exhibition titled Places and Faces of Brisbane will showcase artworks of the city’s well loved iconic landmarks and people. This section is a non-competitive exhibition.