Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hugo Weaving Is Well Hung

Katrina Greenwood (aka Mrs Hugo weaving) and daughter Holly
That time of the year : the annual Archibald Prize is awarded for the best portrait of a significant figure in Australian cultural life . And this year it was Del Kathryn Barton's painting of Matrix. Lord of The Rings & Hobbit star Hugo Weaving. The 'Packer's Prize' was the Mathew Lynn pic of crime writer Tara Moss.
 Tara Moss &her portrait
Burlesque star Venus Vamp & her Wendy Sharpe portrait
It's the second year that a portrait of Weaving has been entered and last year's portrait by Nicholas Harding has been sold to the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, according to Hugo's wife who was on hand with daughter Holly for the launch party. Hugo was in Melbourne filming so couldn't attend..
The Wynne Prize for Landscape was won by  Imants Tillers for Namatjira while the Sir John Sulman Prize went to Victoria Reichelt for After (books). You can see all the paintings at the website for the Art Gallery of New South Wales while here is a selection taken by the Shuttle after 3 glasses of champagne,
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Hugo Weaving at the 2012 Archibald