Upcoming Gallipoli Art Prize 2022

Phew I just arrived home after a long six hours of driving to and from the loading dock at Sydney’s Darling Harbour Convention Centre.

It has been a long journey, preparing, researching, then painting, framing and now delivering my small painting ‘Surveyors of Merauke’ into the Gallipoli Art Prize 2022. I reckon if my Dad and his mates were still alive, they would be happy to have a slice of their story during WWII caught in my painting. That’s what I love about portraiture and being a full time artist generally. It is a lovely way, if you can do it right, of honouring those we admire and most of all keeping their story alive.

I remember reading this fabulous book by Christina Baldwin ‘The Story Catchers’ and that is what I see my mission as. If you know of a good story, worth catching gosh I’d love it if you shared it with me.

Fingers crossed my ‘Surveyors of Merauke’ gets a good review by the judges. That would be a great honour, not just for me but my late father and the three other brave soldiers that lived and worked alongside him in the jungle. Lest We Forget!

Published by artwithsylvie

Sylvie is an Australian representational portrait and landscape artist.

One thought on “Upcoming Gallipoli Art Prize 2022

  1. Sylvie, I wish you the best and favor by the jurors!! I LOVE your mission and relate to it so much as an artist. I strive to be a good story teller…capturing the poignant moments in life.

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