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Wynne Prize 2017 finalist James Drinkwater, ‘Passage to Rungli Rungliot’, oil on hardboard, 180x360cm. © the artist Photo: Felicity Jenkins, AGNSW

Politics of landscape: the 2017 Wynne Prize finalists

The standard of the 2017 Wynne finalists is as haphazard as previous years, hampered by a sense of tokenism and conventional landscapes, but works by Napanyapa Yunupingu and Juz Kitson stand out.
Is it just a matter of taste when judges pick the winners of art prizes? Actually, that’s not the case. Mid-West Art Prize/Ted Snell

On judging art prizes (it’s all subjective, isn’t it?)

How do the judges of art prizes make their decisions? Contrary to popular perception, it’s not just a matter of personal opinion and effete connoisseurship.
Narelle Autio, Nipper II 2013, type C photograph, 110 x 160 cm (sheet) edition 1 of 5. © Courtesy the artist, Stills Gallery, Sydney; and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide

The Basil Sellers prize gives artists a sporting chance at success

Tonight the winner of the fourth A$100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize will be announced at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne, chosen from a shortlist of 16 artists and decided by a panel of six judges…

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