Congratulations to Steve Lopes on winning the 2018 Gallipoli Art Prize with his work 'Exposed Wood Mont St Quentin'.
The Gallipoli Art Prize is an annual art prize that commemorates the legacy of those heroes who fought on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915.
The 2018 judging panel included Jane Watters (Director, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney), Barry Pearce (former Head Curator of Australian Art, AGNSW) and John Robertson (Director, Gallipoli Memorial Club).
"The painting was done after a trip last year to the battlefields of the Western Front with 10 other artists", Mr Lopes said. 'It is where Australian diggers carried out one of the nation's finest feats on the Western Front.
"For me, 100 years on, it was really poignant that you consider, on the other side of the world, what these Australian soldiers did in the fight for democracy."
Steve Lopes is a Sydney based painter and printmaker known for his landscapes. He often works en plein air, painting vignettes of a place which are used as references for large-scale studio works.
His works have been acquired in collections such as the National Art Gallery of Australia, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, BHP Billiton Art Collection and the Time Warner Collection in New York.
The winning landscape will be on display at Club Bondi Junction RSL until the April 27.
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