2017 Hadley's Art Prize Finalist - Margaret Loy Pula
Congratulations to Margaret Loy Pula on her selection as a finalist in the inaugural Hadley's Art Prize in Hobart.
The new prize is Australia’s richest landscape art award. To be held annually, it celebrates painting, printmaking and drawing to reconnect with the history of art exhibitions and promotes the work of contemporary Australian landscape artists.
The theme of this year's prize is History and Place: for the best portrayal of the Australian landscape which acknowledges the past.
The Winner and highly commended awards will be announced at the exhibition opening at in Hobart on Friday 14th July.
Margaret paintings “Anatye” or Bush Potato are an aerial view of the growth pattern of the plant. The centre cross is the plant, the vines send out tendrils into the soil and this is where the potato (or bush yam) begins to grow.
The bush potato vine grows after the rains. The women go out to collect the potato. Once collected they are cooked in the hot coals of the fire.
“This painting is about my culture, my family. That’s my father’s dreaming. This is from my father’s country, that country is called “Unjangola”. That is north of Utopia, not too far but really desert country”.
Works from the shortlisted artists will be on display at Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart from 15th July – 25th August 2017.
Margaret Loy Pula's work will feature in an exhibition to be held at Mitchell Fine Art from the 5th - 29th July 2017.
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